Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Florida is a serious crime and strict new laws are expected to make an extra impact on drivers charged with DUI. New laws make it more important than ever for drivers charged with DUI to get an experienced DUI defense lawyer like Fort Lauderdale’s, Guy Seligman. For over three decades Seligman has helped thousands of clients with DUI charges. "If you get a DUI and your license is suspended, there is a chance I can get it back for you," said Seligman.
“DUI laws are getting even more complicated so knowledge of current law really matters.”
Starting in 2014, drivers who are arrested for DUI and refuse to take a breathalyzer – or who take a breathalyzer and blow over .08 – receive an automatic suspension of their driver’s license. The arresting officer enacts the suspension immediately, taking the driver’s license from him/her as they are booked into jail. "Drivers can be found not guilty of DUI, but still lose their license for a year if they refuse to blow," said Guy. "DUI is a serious offence in Florida, causing numerous deaths and injuries, so officers and law makers are doing all they can to get drunk drivers off the road."
When an individual decides to contest the suspension of one’s drivers license after a DUI arrest, they should work with an experienced DUI license suspension lawyer who will often request a Formal Review of the case. "Many people don’t realize that they have less than two weeks to request a Formal Review hearing from the State if they are arrested for DUI," said Guy Seligman. "You must make a request within 10 days of your arrest; if not, your license will be automatically suspended for a minimum of six months and a minimum hardship period of 30 days." According to Guy, often evidence obtained at the administrative hearing can be used to the driver’s advantage when the DUI case goes to court.
Guy Seligman and his team work with suspended drivers to request a "Formal Review Hearing" and attend the hearing to aggressively fight against the suspended license charge. Guy can argue for reinstatement of full driving privileges, without the need for a hardship license or a hard time period of suspension.
"If you have lost your driver’s license due to DUI, there is a chance I can get it back for you," said Seligman. "There are circumstances that allow you to get your license reinstated, so you need to move fast. You do not want to get caught driving with a suspended license. These are serious charges."
Seligman suggests that anyone at risk of losing their license, or those with already suspended or revoked licenses contact his new hot line at: 954/760-7600 covering: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and all of Florida. This new hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.