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DUI Defense Lawyers in Orlando, Florida

The DMV hearing is an important part of your Orlando DUI case. Following your arrest for suspected drunk driving, you have only 10 days to contact the Florida DHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) and schedule your hearing. Should you fail to contact the DHSMV within this time period, your license will be suspended. It does not matter if you are found not guilty of DUI or if the charges against you are dropped. The DMV hearing is entirely separate from the criminal court process.

Fortunately, an Orlando DUI attorney can represent you at your DMV hearing and can even contact the DHSMV to schedule this for you. The state will not provide a public defender to represent you at your DMV hearing, as this is not considered a criminal court procedure. It is an administrative hearing that is held to determine whether your Florida driver’s license or driving privileges should be suspended. For you to lose the hearing and for your license to be suspended, it would need to be proven that:

  • You were lawfully arrested
  • You were informed of the consequences of refusing a breath or blood test
  • You refused chemical testing to determine your blood alcohol concentration
  • You took a breath or blood test and showed a blood alcohol level of .08% or greater

Your DUI lawyer can use the preparation and information he or she has gathered to represent you at your DMV hearing to help the outcome of your criminal court case as well. In fact, we prefer to be involved at every stage of your case in order to provide higher quality legal representation both at your hearing and in court proceedings.

Contact Finebloom & Haenel today for the legal assistance of a skilled attorney at your Orlando DMV hearing.

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