Officers witnessed a driver take a turn too fast and hit a guardrail head-on. The vehicle had extensive damage, including a raised hood that blocked the driver’s line of vision. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and the suspect exhibited signs of intoxication. The Driver admitted to drinking at a local nightclub prior to the crash. The Driver failed field sobriety exercises and possessed a blood alcohol content of .214% & .220%, which are far over the legal driving limit. Officers arrested the Suspect for DUI (Driving Under the Influence), resulting in a suspended driver’s license.
Formal Administrative Hearing
After one has been charged with a DUI, it is important that they set up a formal administrative hearing. If you have charged with driving under the influence, your driver’s license will be suspended for a long time depending on if it was your first offense, second offense, or a subsequent offense. An individual has only 10 days to request this hearing, so it is imperative that this is done as soon as possible after the arrest. An experienced criminal defense attorney will help you fill out the correct paperwork to get the process rolling.
With a formal administrative hearing, you may still have your driver’s license suspended. However, it will only be for a short period of time, such as 30 days. This is much better than having your license suspended for a year or more.
What to Look For in a DUI Lawyer
If you are in the market for a DUI lawyer, do not settle for just anyone. You need someone who is very experienced and qualified to fight a DUI charge effectively and strategically. Look for someone that possesses the following qualities:
- An attorney with experience fighting DUI charges in court
- An attorney that is local to your area
- An attorney that is affordable for your means
- An attorney that has a good track record in court
- An attorney that is ethical
- A lawyer/firm that has excellent communication skills
- An attorney who is not afraid to enter aggressive negotiations in court
Musca Law Firm
If you have been arrested for a DUI, you should look for a lawyer that meets all of the above criteria. Our firm, Musca Law, meets every single one of those bullets and more. We offer a free initial case consultation to new clients, and we serve the entire state of Florida for your geographical convenience. With over 150 years of combined legal experience, our team of experienced attorneys have an excellent track record with DUI cases. We are not afraid to enter tough negotiations with the prosecution in order to protect your rights. Please call us today at (888) 484-5057 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys.
RESULT: The Musca Law Defense Attorney requested a Formal Administrative Review Hearing with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to contest the suspension of the Client’s license. The Attorney subpoenaed witnesses to the arrest and defended the Client’s driving privileges. The Hearing Officer ruled in the Defense’s favor and REINSTATED the Client’s license!