Do You Want to Lose Your License?
When arrested for a DUI in Tampa, you have only 10 days in which to request a formal review request related to the suspension of your drivers’ license. If you do not act, you will be restricted from driving, in many cases for 6 months to 12 months for a first time offense. License suspension and revocation are administrative penalties, rather than criminal penalties, and therefore they will be handled in an administrative hearing.
The administrative hearing is distinct from the criminal hearing and will only evaluate whether or not your license should be suspended. If you fail to request this hearing within ten days of receiving your notice of suspension, then you forego your right to contest the suspension/revocation.
As of July 1, 2013, first DUI offenders may not have to suffer suspension for any period if they prove that they are required to drive to get to work or school. Talk to a Tampa DUI attorney at our firm for more information.