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What is the driver’s license ten day rule?

Any time a person is arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) they will automatically have their driver’s license confiscated by law enforcement. It is always protocol to do this for the safety of the public and the driver of the motor vehicle. A person will then not be allowed to drive until they follow the driver’s license 10 day rule which states that a DHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) Hearing must be scheduled within ten days of a DUI arrest.

The DHSMV Hearing is a very important part of maintaining your driving privileges and is completely separate from the actual criminal court case. It allows for the driver accused of DUI to contest the driver’s license suspension. Failure to schedule a DHSMV Hearing can and most likely will result in an automatic license suspension which can last anywhere from up to 1 year or more in the state of Florida. The best chance that a person may have at fighting a license suspension, along with DUI charges, would be to hire an aggressive Stuart DUI attorney. At David Golden, P.A., our clients come first and we will aggressively fight in the effort to maintain their driving privileges; along with their freedom.

Experienced Stuart DHSMV Hearing Attorney

At David Golden, P.A., we are very familiar with the DHSMV Hearing procedures and the criminal court process. We can schedule a hearing and provide representation at the hearing on our client’s behalf. We have over twenty years of legal experience and it is our goal to achieve outstanding case results. Please contact David Golden, P.A. today as we offer a free case consultation to all potential clients facing DUI throughout Martin County, Florida. The following will need to be answered in order for the DHSMV to make a decision as whether or not they will suspend a person’s driver’s license:

  • Is the person in question the actual driver of the motor vehicle being driven?
  • Was their BAC at or above 0.08%? (lower if 21 or under “or” commercial driver)
  • Were the tests administered correctly under law?
  • Was the traffic stop legal?
  • Was the arrest legal?

Contact a Stuart DUI lawyer today to learn more about the driver’s license 10 day rule!

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