Arrested For DUI on 4th of July?
Were you arrested for DUI this 4th of July? First, relax, and understand this is not the end of your life, and there are many defenses to your charges. The first thing to know is that you have 10 days from the day of arrest to continue driving. The DUI citation is your driving permit for the first 10 days. If you refused the breath or urine test, your license was immediately suspended for 12 months, or 18 months if you have refused a test in a prior DUI arrest. You can fight this suspension, but you must notify the department within these first 10 days after your arrest to preserve your rights. Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney Mark Lowry is a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney, having litigated hundreds of DUI cases throughout his career. We will sit down with you for a free consultation and discuss your rights and possible outcomes to help you understand the entire process.
If you are still within 10 days of your arrest, DUI Attorney Mark Lowry will file a notice to challenge the suspension of your license. This will not only give us a formal review hearing within 30 days to challenge the suspension, but as well give you a 45 day temporary license to drive anywhere your normal activities require. For example, you can drive to school, church, work, the grocery store, but not to late night parties or other events that are not considered normal daily activities. If you are outside the 10 day window, we can apply for a temporary license, called a hardship license, after waiting 90 days from the date of arrest.
As you can see, the first few days after a DUI arrest are crucial in preserving your rights. If you have been arrested for DUI in Fort Lauderdale or throughout south Florida, call or contact DUI attorney Mark Lowry to understand the criminal process, ask questions, and learn how to move forward. We offer affordable payment plans and 24 hour service 7 days a week.