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
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!