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    Frequently Asked Questions Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Florida DUI and Administrative Suspension Laws Frequently Asked Questions How do I reinstate my license after a conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI)? 1st DUI 2nd DUI 3rd DUI 4th DUI DUI Manslaughter (single conviction) DUI Manslaughter (in conjunction with prior DUI conviction) Driving with an unlawful alcohol level How do I reinstate my license after a suspension for refusal to submit to a breath/urine test? What happens to my driving privilege if I'm convicted of driving a commercial motor vehicle... under the influence? with unlawful alcohol level (.10 and .08)? while in possession of a controlled substance? and I refused the test to determine alcohol level? and I received 3 traffic violations within 3 years? and I received 2 traffic violations within 3 years?

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Attorney Offices by Municipality

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  1. Maitland
  2. Marathon
  3. Margate
    1. Unger and Kowitt : Do you want to fight your DUI? Do you know if the machinery used in your DUI was working properly? Many times, it's not and that's why you should fight back. We believe in helping people fight back against the system for any ticket they receive, including DUI. We're here to help. Your first step should be to contact a Florida DUI lawyer.
    2. Diamond, Diamond and Kistner: If you are arrested for driving under the influence, a defense attorney who can aggressively fight the charges you face is the most effective way of avoiding the harsh penalties that come with a DUI conviction. DUI defense requires skill and persistence, as well as the ability to think outside the box and create unique solutions and plans of action that are the most likely to meet with success in negotiating with the prosecution or arguing your case in court. We are committed to providing our clients with that level of service and dedication that will help them avoid a conviction and the criminal penalties that come with it. A DUI defense attorney can offer many ways to fight your drunk driving charges such as: Scheduling your DMV hearing and representing you at the hearing to help you get your driver’s license back
  4. Melbourne
  5. Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami
  6. Miami Beach
  7. Miami Gardens
    1. Gendler, Richard: Being charged with a criminal offense is a frightening experience.
  8. Miami Lakes
  9. Miami Shores
    1. McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum: * White Collar Crime * Criminal Tax Matters * Criminal Environmental Charges * DWI and other Vehicle and Traffic Charges * Other Felonies and Misdemeanors of All Kinds
  10. Milton
  11. Monticello
    1. Collins, David: criminal and DUI cases
  12. Naples
  13. New Port Richey
  14. New Smyrna Beach
    1. Lapina & Dubois: When you are arrested, you need aggressive DUI defense to handle every stage of your case. We will employ our skill, strategy, and experience to effectively resolve your case so you can get on with your life.
    2. Moses & Rooth: A DUI arrest can be confusing, frightening, and embarrassing. At our DUI defense law firm, our attorneys know that you have a lot of questions. We are ready and able to answer those questions when you call.
  15. Niceville
  16. North Fort Meyers
    1. Renejuste Law*: When you or a loved one is facing a criminal charge, whether it be a felony, misdemeanor, DUI, Domestic Violence, Burglary. Driving While License Suspended, Driving While Intoxicated, and so forth, you want to know you have an experienced and qualified attorney WORKING FOR YOU!! The attorney you choose to represent you MUST be honest and driven to protect your rights.
  17. North Miami Beach
    1. McGill Marcellus*: DUI-DWI
  18. North Palm Beach
    1. O'Rourke, Michael: Misdemeanors Juvenile Matters DUI Defense Violation of Probation Drug Trafficking Robbery Assault & Battery Violent Crimes Sex Crimes White Collar Crimes Traffic Crimes
  19. Ocala
  20. Okeechobee
    1. Alonzo Law Offices: Drug and DUI law • Juvenile crimes • Felonies and misdemeanors • VOPs • Bond reductions • Real estate law • Appellate law
    2. Rebecca Hamilton: If you have been charged with a crime in south-central Florida, you need and deserve a strong defense.
  21. Orange City
    1. United Law Firm: All Traffic Charges DUI, Expired Driver’s License, No Valid Driver’s License, Racing on the Highway, Reckless Driving, Driving While License Suspended, Speeding, Fleeing/ Eluding Officer, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, etc. Theft and Retail Theft Charged with stealing from a store or a person and [Dealing in Stolen Property]. Trespass and Burglary Charged with remaining after being told to leave a location or business, such as a bar, Apartment Complex, Universal Studios, Disney; or Breaking and entering Burglary, and Possession of Burglary Tools. Weapons Offense Carrying Concealed Weapons, Improper Exhibition of a weapon, Discharging Firearm in Public. Possession of Drugs Charged with Possession of Drugs such as Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Xanax, Codeine, Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia, and Trafficking etc. Criminal Mischief Charged with damaging or destroying the property of someone else. Assault and Battery Charged with attempting to hit someone, or charged with hitting someone, such as getting into a fight, Assault on Law Enforcement Officer, Violation of Domestic Violence Injunction. Obstruction of Justice Charged with preventing Officer(s) from doing an investigation, such as Resisting Officer with Violence, Resisting Officer without Violence, Filing False Reports of a Crime and Giving False Name or Identification to an Officer. Forgery and Worthless Checks Forgery — Uttering, Worthless Check, Obtaining Property by Worthless Check. Other Charges Disorderly Intoxication Possession of Alcohol by a Minor Sale of Alcohol to a Minor
    2. Sherman, Bradley: Capital crimes White collar crimes: fraud, embezzlement Violent crimes: murder, robbery, assault, battery, domestic violence Firearm charges Drug cases: trafficking, sale, possession Sex crimes: sexual battery, molestation, exposure, failure to register Property crimes: theft, fraud, burglary DUI: related DMV concerns Misdemeanors: possession of marijuana, violation of injunction Traffic offenses: driving with suspended license, speeding, reckless driving Juvenile cases: delinquency Related civil litigation Bond hearings Violations of probation Sealing and expungement of criminal records
  22. Orange Park
  23. Orlando
    1. Grozinger Law: If you've been charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in the State of Florida, there are several things you need to immediately consider. The first is hiring an attorney to represent your interests at two DHSMV hearings. The first of these hearings before the Florida Department of Highway and Safety Motor Vehicles is heard before a DHSMV employee and that employee's job is to review your case while you are present. That DHSMV employee will then schedule a second more formal hearing where a decision will be made as to whether to suspend your license or not. In the State of Florida you must schedule your hearing within 10 days of being arrested for DUI, or you face losing your ability to drive by an immediate suspension of your driver's license. It is important for you to understand that this is separate from you DUI charge, and occurs before your individual DUI charges have even been addressed. :
    2. Orlando
    3. Orlando
    4. Orlando
    5. Orlando
    6. Orlando
    7. Orlando
    8. Orlando
  24. Ormond Beach
    1. Woodard & Ferguson: Consequences of a DWI Conviction The possible loss of your license could mean the end of a career. A DWI conviction can cause your insurance rates to skyrocket to unaffordable levels. Do not take the matter lightly. Do not just plead guilty. No matter what police may tell you about the strength of their DUI case against you, you have options. Most importantly, you have rights.
  25. Oviedo
  26. Palatka
    1. Ronald Sholes: You have ten days after a DUI arrest to request a hearing on the suspension of your license...
  27. Palm Coast
    1. Stepniak & Park: If you have recently been arrested for DUI, it is important that you know all the possible defense that may be available for your case. We will discuss your case with you and review possible defenses to a DUI conviction. We will also answer your questions regarding the case and any options that you may have. In addition to the DUI arrest, your driver's license was suspended. A formal review hearing must be field for within ten (10) days of your arrest or your license will continue to be suspended without review. Our office will immediately file the necessary forms required by the Department of Motor Vehicles to help you get your driver's license back. Throughout the United States there has been a movement toward creating stricter laws and more severe penalties regarding drunk driving and other traffic violations. If you have received a traffic violation or DUI citation, it is important that you seek the assistance and support of a knowledgeable lawyer.
    2. Appignani, Donald: Do I Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer? Any person who is facing a criminal charge, no matter how minor, will benefit from consulting a competent criminal defense lawyer. Even if the lawyer is not retained to provide representation in court, a consultation will help a criminal defendant understand the nature of the charges filed, available defenses, what plea bargains are likely to be offered, and what is likely to happen in the event of conviction. For serious charges, it will be a rare defendant who does not benefit from having a competent criminal defense lawyer assist with the negotiation of a plea bargain, or to prepare a case for trial. A criminal defense lawyer should also be able to identify important pretrial issues, and to bring appropriate motions which might significantly improve a defendant's situation, or even result in the dismissal of charges.
  28. Palm Harbor
    1. Press, Jan: R.I.P.
  29. Palm Beach
  30. Palm Beach Gardens
    1. Spicer & Miller*: potential jail time isn't all that is at stake. In criminal cases, the defendant also risks a record of conviction on their criminal history, possible driver's license / auto insurance repercussions, fines, probation, community service and home confinement. Sometimes the long term effects of criminal charges can be more damaging than the short term effects even when short jail stays are involved. For example, criminal convictions which get entered on an individuals arrest record can stay with them for many years to come and interfere with their ability to secure certain types of employment, or convictions on a driver's license record can trigger an increase or cancellation of auto insurance or even a suspension / revocation of their driving privilege. If you are charged with a crime, do not delay in contacting an attorney.
  31. Palm Coast
    1. Miller, Stephen: What are my options? You must do one of these three things within 30 days of the date on the citation: 1. Pay the fine, admit you are guilty, and receive the appropriate number of points against your license. 2. Elect and attend a driver improvement course (Note: you are only eligible to make this election 5 times in your lifetime and no more than once per 12 months. Also, CDL drivers are not eligible to elect driving school.) 3. Request a hearing and contest the citation. We represent individuals at these hearings and provide them with the following services: Š our attendance may mean it is not necessary for them to attend the hearing at all. Š ensure that laws governing the use of evidence provided by radar and other electronic devises are followed in court. Š ensure that all electronic detection devises were used properly and file appropriate motions for dismissal if they were not used properly. Š file motions requesting that points be withheld from your driver’s license.
  32. Palm Harbor
  33. Palm Springs
  34. Palmetto
    1. Pratt, Chris: Criminal: DUI Drugs Trafficking Tickets Murder Sex Offenses Felonies Misdemeanors Driver's License Robbery Assaults Battery
  35. Pampano Beach
  36. Palm Beach Gardens
  37. Panama City & Beach
  38. Pasco
    1. Whittel & Melton: DUI cases, unlike other criminal charges, are extremely unique under Florida law. You need experienced and trained Florida DUI lawyers who formerly prosecuted the very same charges in the busiest jurisdiction in the State of Florida.
  39. Pembroke Pine
  40. Pensacola
  41. James Owens: Upon arrest for a DUI, your driver license is automatically suspended. You have a right to contest this suspension at a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
  42. Plant City
    1. Byrd & Barnhill: traffic, criminal traffic, DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges
  43. Pinecrest
    1. Hochman & Goldin: Traffic TicketsŠSuspended LicenseŠCriminal DefenseŠExpungements
  44. Pinellas
    1. Tager Law Firm: If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with DUI, the most important call you can make will be to a criminal DUI defense attorney. Violating the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws in Florida can bring very severe penalties. There is nothing more important than having an aggressive and experienced Drunk Driving Attorney on your side.An aggressive and experienced DUI attorney may be able to get your DUI charges reduced and in some cases dismissed. If jail time is inevitable, an experienced DUI Lawyer may be able to get this jail time reduced or convince the court to allow a suitable alternative to jail time.
  45. Pinellas Park
    1. Angulo Law Office: from DUI to attempted homicide
    2. Tripp, Thomas: * Unlawful traffic stops * Unlawful field sobriety tests * Faulty breath test equipment * Lack of probable cause
  46. Plantation
  47. Pompano Beach
    1. Braaten, Arica: Protect your rights!
    2. Menditto, Phillip: If you've been arrested for a DUI, you may be tempted to plead guilty, pay the fines, serve any incarceration period, and put the entire unfortunate incident behind you. But think twice before you do this. A guilty conviction for DUI can cause future problems, which many individuals facing these charges are unaware. A drunk driving conviction is a serious charge with more far-reaching consequences than virtually any common citizen might realize. Administrative penalties, including loss of driving privileges, skyrocketing insurance premiums, and other issues, including now possessing a criminal record that detrimentally affects employment opportunities, will now befall any individual pleading guilty to a driving while intoxicated charge. If you've been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Fort Lauderdale, a Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer can help protect your rights, fight the charge, and possible keep you from being convicted, as well as lessen the penalties in the case of a conviction.
  48. Ponte Vedra Beach
  49. Port Charlotte
  50. Port Orange
    1. Greg Johnson: If I'm stopped by a police officer and he/she asks me if I've been drinking, what should I say? You are not required to answer potentially incriminating questions. There are basically three acceptable alternatives, each with its own potential consequences. One approach would be simply to ask, "Why are you stopping me, Officer?", even if it is at a sobriety checkpoint. When the officer asks, "Have you had anything to drink this evening?", simply say, "Officer, I do not wish to be delayed. Please do not delay me. I want to drive home". If the officer has no other basis to ask you out of the car, you will be on your way. A polite, "I would like to speak with an attorney before I answer any questions", is also an appropriate reply. If you start with that answer, we suggest that you keep on giving that answer until you have consulted with an attorney. A third reply - where appropriate (that means "true") -- might be saying that you had one or two beers. That would not be incriminating as they are not usually sufficient to cause intoxication -- and it may explain the odor of alcohol on the breath. However, it would be sufficient cause for the officer to have you take a field sobriety test.
  51. Port Richey
  52. Port St. Lucie
  53. Punta Gorda
  54. Riverview
    1. Harrison, Donald Whether you were stopped leaving a bar or at a license checkpoint, you now have an arrest on your record and a DUI charge to fight.
  55. Rockledge
    1. Marasco, Robert: Many DUI cases seem factually indefensible. Often issues exist concerning the police officers lack of probable cause to stop your vehicle. High breath test cases can be "thrown out" if you were illegally stopped or detained.
  56. Sanford
  57. Santa Rosa Beach
    1. Daniel Uhlfelder: drunk driving is taken very seriously in this popular and growing area, and you should contact a drunk driving defense lawyer as soon as you have been arrested. The statewide Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) limit is .08, beyond which point you can be arrested and criminally charged. First time offenders could have their license suspended for 6 months to a year, in addition to facing fines, increased insurance premiums, and the development of a criminal record. Habitual offenders may face increased fines, the revocation of their license, and even jail time.
  58. Sarasota
  59. St. Augustine
  60. St. Petersburg St. Petersburg St. Petersburg St. Petersburg St. Petersburg St. Petersburg
  61. Sebring
    1. Lopez & Humphries: Criminal Law: A criminal charge can adversely effect your employment, liberty and reputation.
  62. Seminole
  63. Scott & Fenderson: : The hiring of an attorney for your DUI case is an important : decision and one which should not be based upon advertisements alone. Feel free to give one of us a call and we will discuss our qualifications with you.
  64. Shalimar
  65. Southwest Ranches
    1. Pakula, David*: In a DUI prosecution, law enforcement officers and the assistant state attorney have been taught how to use certain methods to obtain a conviction. DUI penalties are tough and enforcement of DUI laws is a high priority for the State. You need an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive DUI defense lawyer on your side to challenge the State’s case with every means available.
  66. Spring Hill
  67. Starke
    1. Ronald Sholes: You have ten days after a DUI arrest to request a hearing on the suspension of your license...
  68. Stuart
  69. Sunrise
  70. Tallahasse
  71. Tampa Tampa Tampa Tampa Tampa Tampa
  72. Tampa Bay
  73. Tarpon Springs
    1. Kazouris, Maria: If you are charged with DUI and refused to take the breathalyzer test, your license may be suspended for a period of 1 year for a first refusal and 18 months for a second refusal. You have only 10 days from the date of arrest to request a formal review of your driver’s license suspension. I will assist you in submitting the hearing request at no charge. If you are convicted of driving while under the influence, the penalties you are subject to include: up to six months imprisonment, up to 1 year driver license revocation, a fine between $250-$500, completion of a substance abuse course, vehicle impoundment for 10 days and 50 hours community service for the first offense. Penalties for the second or subsequent offenses vary depending upon whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor and the date of your prior offense. If you are convicted of driving with a suspended license, the penalties include: up to 60 days imprisonment and a fine of $500 for the first offense and up to 1 year imprisonment and a fine of $1000 for a second offense. Penalties for the third or subsequent offense vary depending upon whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. In addition to other penalties, if you are convicted of drug possession, prostitution or issuing a worthless check your driver’s license may be revoked for up to 2 years.
    2. Sonny Im: If you are facing legal challenges, you need experienced legal representation.
  74. Taveras
  75. Tavernier
  76. Titusville
    1. Kurt Erlenbach*: If you have been charged with any type of driving violation-from the least serious to the most serious-you need expert representation.
  77. Trinity
    1. Kemp, Ruge & Green: Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney: If you or someone you love has been arrested, then please, do not make the mistake of trying to “fight the case” on your own. Criminal cases are full of complex procedures and nuances, and you need someone familiar with all those intricacies fighting for you.
  78. Unknown
  79. Venice
    1. Harrison, Robert: Intoxilyzer Source Code Pleadings and Orders
  80. Vero Beach
  81. Viera
  82. Wellington
    1. Logan, Steven: riving under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) If your ability to drive is critical to your earning a living then "Don't Drink and Drive". Driver's License and Administrative Suspension: If you have been arrested for D.U.I. you may have already realized that your Driver's License has been suspended, or will be suspended by the Department of Highway Safety, or sometimes referred to as the Department of Motor Vehicles, within 10 days of your arrest. This suspension occurs regardless of what happens to the criminal charge of D.U.I.. The Department of Highway Safety will suspend your Driver's License because either you refused to take a "Breath Test" or you did take a breath test and you registered an Unlawful Blood Alcohol Level (U.B.A.L) of .08% or higher. (.04% if a commercial license) The refusal to take a breath test will result in a suspension of your Driver's License (D/L) for 12 months for a first refusal and 18 months if this is the 2nd time you have refused a breath test. If you blew an UBAL level of .08% or higher your license will be suspended for 6 months. Even if you should qualify for a "Hardship License" for business purposes only, you will not be able to drive under this restrictive license for a period of 30 days for an U.B.A.L. and 90 days for refusing to take a breath test. You can fight this suspension if you Petition for a Formal review Hearing with the Department within 10 days of your arrest. Criminal Conviction for D.U.I.: * Can lead to further suspension of your Driver's License. * Impoundment/immobilization of your vehicle. * Higher Insurance Premiums * Jail * Probation * Community Service * Fines * Court Costs
  83. Wesley Chapel
    1. Pratico & Smith*: Criminal Defense Misdemeanors Felonies DUI's Juveniles Traffic Tickets
  84. West Palm Beach West Palm Beach
  85. Weston
  86. West Tampa
    1. Dato, Joseph*: Don’t plead without consulting an attorney – Make the State prove its case against you. Too many people think they have no defense when facing a drunk-driving charge. That may not be the case! Pleading guilty or no contest to a criminal charge or a DUI will seriously impact your life.
  87. Weston
    1. Traffic Ticket Guy: There are many ways to fight a DUI charge. An experienced defense lawyer can take immediate steps to simultaneously preserve your driving privileges and begin to challenge every aspect of the prosecution's case, including: The validity of Field or station breath test evidence Blood test evidence Arrest and jail intake video evidence Whether you are facing drunk driving charges for the first time, a fourth offense felony DUI or were arrested in connection with a drunk driving accident, we can provide you with the legal advice and defense representation you need. Contact us today. From the time you are charged with a DUI, you have ten days to request an administrative hearing to seek a hardship license (a license that allows you to drive to and from work or school). If you don't take care of a DUI citation or apply for an administrative hearing, you can lose your right to obtain a hardship license. Your license may be automatically suspended. During the discovery process and the administrative hearing regarding your driver's license suspension, gather all the relevant evidence and testimony that will likely form the basis of the prosecution's case. The importance of having an experienced DUI defense trial lawyer at your side in these proceedings cannot be overstated. Police officer testimony at the administrative hearing will almost certainly be admissible in your trial. Unlike at trial, the prosecution will not have the opportunity to rehearse the process with the arresting officer.
  88. Wilton Manors
    1. Calvin Steinmetz: R.I.P.
  89. Winter Haven
    1. Straughn & Turner: business, real estate, personal injury, criminal law, family law, and general litigation
  90. Winter Park
  91. Winter Springs
  92. Yulee
    1. Teresa Sop: It is important for the lawyer to carefully investigate the charge and determine if the state can prove the charges. An attorney will determine whether probable cause existed for law enforcement officers to stop your vehicle, whether the officers followed standard protocol and legal requirements in questioning you, and whether probable cause existed to request you submit to a blood or breath test.
  93. Florida A-L