Appealing a DUI conviction in Miami Florida

In Miami, a DUI arrest can result in a driver’s license suspension. Anyone who registers more than a .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) will have his or her license revoked for a period of at least six months, with the length of this suspension increasing if the driver refuses to submit to a chemical test. If you have been arrested for DUI, and you are appealing your DUI conviction in Miami, there are several things you can do to help alleviate the burden that a license suspension can impose. Request a Formal Review Hearing The yellow traffic ticket that officially charges a person with DUI serves as a temporary, 10-day driving permit starting at the date of a person’s arrest. A person can drive for necessary purposes only during this time, including going to and from work, to the grocery store, and as a means of getting to medical appointments. once you’ve been charged the clock starts ticking. You have 10 days to apply for a Formal Review Hearing with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). With the assistance of an experienced Miami DUI lawyer, this hearing will grant you the opportunity to appeal your license suspension. Simply requesting this hearing will grant you an extension to your temporary license for an additional 42 days. If this hearing is not requested, the DHSMV will uphold its initial suspension. Depending on the length of your suspension and the circumstances of your arrest, you may be able to apply for a hardship license once a portion of the suspension has been served. To apply, you need to be able to prove enrollment in an alcohol treatment program. If you have refused multiple chemical tests, you will not be eligible for a hardship license under Florida law. If you’re preparing to appeal your license suspension time is of the essence. Reach out to Richard Della Fera at 954.514.9955 as soon as possible