Miami DMV Hearing Lawyer
DUI Charges and License Suspension in Miami
If you have been charged with a DUI offense, you have 10 days in which to request a DMV hearing to challenge the suspension of your license. Most people don't realize that the license suspension is managed by the DMV, not in criminal court, and is must be addressed separately. At our firm, Seltzer Law, P.A., we serve as defense counsel for every aspect of a DUI charge, including scheduling and representing the accused at the DMV hearing. Our lead attorney, David Seltzer, is recognized as a top Miami criminal defense lawyer, and has achieved many notable victories at criminal trial. In this important matter, you want to ensure you have a highly qualified lawyer on your side. His former service as a Miami-Dade prosecutor has resulted in a deep knowledge of the justice system and how to get a positive outcome, including presenting evidence at a DMV hearing.
The issues that arise that could lead to a positive outcome include the following:
- You were a victim of a rights violation in the initial police stop - not uncommon.
- You were not read your rights at the time of your arrest.
- You were not informed of the consequences of refusing a breath, blood or urine test.
- Your BAC level was below the legal limit.
State lawmakers have passed a statute that requires that a driver's license is automatically suspended after a DUI arrest. This is generally called the "Ten Day Rule," as you have exactly 10 days in which to challenge the suspension. If you fail to request a hearing, you will automatically lose your license, for varying periods of time, based upon the charge against you, misdemeanor, felony, repeat offense, and so on. Don't take chances with license suspension. Were your rights violated in the police stop? You owe it to yourself to find out. We will review the facts in your case and can quickly advise you about what we can to do help you fight to retain your legal right to operate a vehicle.
We represent commercial drivers, underage drivers, and all other drivers facing DUI charges, misdemeanor or felony. Contact us today.