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Drivers License Restoration

Driver’s License Restoration in Fort Myers

Getting Your Driver’s License Back After a DUI Arrest

A first DUI offense puts you at risk of facing severe consequences that include fines, probation, jail time and more. However, whether you have already been convicted or not, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can enact the suspension your driver’s license for 180 days to a full year. For this reason, it is crucial that you speak with a skilled Fort Myers DUI attorney as soon as you can. At Parks & Braxton, PA, we can represent you with the Department to protect your driving privileges and help you avoid the serious disruption this penalty can cause to your everyday routine. It is important that we take action within 10 days of your arrest or we may not be able to prevent the suspension. In case you have already lost your driving privileges before speaking to us, we might be able to help you restore it earlier than the imposed suspension period.

Our firm is looking forward to helping you. Contact (239) 217-3723 to schedule a free consultation.

Understanding the DUI Ten-Day Rule in Florida

If you have been arrested for a first DUI offense, the police officer will likely issue you a temporary driving permit that lasts for 10 days. Within this period, you have the right to contact the DHSMV and schedule an administrative review hearing in an effort to challenge the suspension of your driving privileges. However, failure to do so may result in the automatic suspension of your license.

The DMV review hearing is similar to a trial but follows less formal rules of procedure used in a criminal court. Instead of a judge, an officer from the Department will be the one who will oversee your case. One of our Fort Myers DUI lawyers can represent you during the hearing, challenging the evidence presented against you and cross-examining witnesses. Our goal is to convince the Department officer of the improbability of the cause of your arrest to restore your driving privileges.

Applying for Hardship Driver’s License After a DUI

In case you have already been convicted of a DUI and have lost your driving privileges, our firm may still have a way for you to get you back behind the wheel even before completing the period of your suspension. We can help you file a request for hardship driver’s license as long as you agree to enter and complete the DUI school and any substance abuse treatment programs ordered by the court. A hardship driver’s license will allow you to drive to and from work if we are able to present a compelling case demonstrating the significant hardship you face including the difficulty it has caused you in supporting your family because of the suspension of your license. At Parks & Braxton, PA, we are dedicated to helping you restore your driving privileges no matter what.

Schedule a free consultation with our DUI defense lawyers in Fort Myers when you contact our firm at (239) 217-3723!

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You have to get your driver's license back in 10 days to keep you rights protected. Connect with an attorney by filling out the following form or call (239) 217-3723.

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