Don’t drink and drive. That’s a given. But what happens when you have had too much drink and make the mistake of getting behind the wheel? When you see those flashing lights in your rearview mirror, you could be facing a life-changing moment.
DUIs are very serious because they carry possible criminal consequences in addition to impacting your driving privileges. The penalties for getting a DUI in Florida can include jail time, even for a first offense. So it is critical to take a DUI seriously.
In addition, you will lose your license if you get a DUI – at least temporarily. In Florida, when you get a DUI, the DMV immediately suspends your driving privileges. The process to regain your driving privileges may be complicated. For example, if you fail to request a review hearing within 10 days of the receipt of your DUI, you lose the right to contest the suspension of your drivers license. For a first DUI, the automatic suspension is 6 months – a long time to be without a car.
If you have received a DUI, it is important that you know your rights and obligations. Consider talking to an experienced DUI attorney at The Ticket Clinic. Our DUI lawyers concentrate solely on the art of defending DUI’s in Florida, California and nationwide. Call us at 1.800.CITATION.