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Suspended Licenses and DUI Charges

If you are arrested for DUI in Orlando, Florida you will face harsh penalties in terms of license suspension. Your license suspension period may range from 180 days all the way to a permanent revocation, depending upon the offense itself as well as whether you have prior DUI convictions on your record. Following are the driver’s license revocation periods that you may face:

  • First DUI Conviction: 180 day to 1 year license revocation
  • Second DUI Conviction (within 5 years): 5 year revocation (minimum); may apply for hardship reinstatement after 1 year.
  • Third DUI Conviction (within 10 years): 10 year license revocation (minimum); may apply for hardship license after 2 years.
  • Fourth DUI Conviction (at any time): Mandatory permanent license revocation with no hardship reinstatement possible.
  • DUI Manslaughter: Mandatory permanent driver’s license revocation, with no eligibility for hardship reinstatement.

You need an experienced Orlando DUI attorney at your side if you are to have any chance of avoiding license suspension following a drunk driving arrest. One part of this is representation at your DMV hearing, an administrative process that is undergone at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to challenge the suspension of your license following your arrest. The other part is defending your rights in criminal court in order to help you avoid a conviction and therefore license revocation as a result.

If your license has already been suspended, a lawyer at our firm can help you apply for a hardship license, which will allow you to drive to and from work and school. If you are facing potential driver’s license suspension, we can work to avoid it in the first place. Whatever the situation, your case is in good hands with a criminal defense attorney at Finebloom & Haenel.

Contact an Orlando DUI lawyer at our firm today regarding your license suspension.

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