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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.
Tampa DUI Lawyers & Tampa DUI Defense Attorneys
The lawyers in our firm believe it to be very important that you have a seasoned and knowledgeable Tampa DUI defense lawyer on your side to defend you against your DUI charge. A conviction will result in what’s called “‘mandatory adjudication.” This means a permanent criminal record which cannot be sealed or expunged. A conviction can also carry court costs, fines, community service, vehicle immobilization, an ignition interlock device, DUI school, and most important, the loss of your driving privileges and even jail time.
The Fernandez & Hernandez law firm specializes in criminal defense and personal injury claims throughout the Tampa, South Tampa & West Tampa area. Areas we service include Town ‘n’ Country, Brandon, Riverview, West Tampa, West Chase, Hyde Park, Culbreath, West Shore, Palma Ceia, Gulfview, 33635, 33615, 33634, 33626, 3625, 33508, 33509, 33510, 33511,33568, 33569, 33578, 33579 & all of Hillsborough County and the state of Florida.