Florida 10 Day Rule

DUI License Suspension

In addition to the criminal penalties for DUI imposed by the courts, the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) imposes their own administrative sanctions for drivers charged with DUI. These administrative sanctions happen immediately, and are completely independent from the criminal process. In other words, a driver could win their DUI case in court, or have the charges against them dismissed, but still have their driving privileges suspended or sanctioned at the administrative hearing.

These administrative suspensions can be challenged, however, by requesting a formal review hearing with the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles within ten (10) days of the arrest. Failure to file the request for a hearing within the allotted ten ( 10) days will result in the automatic suspension of your license. The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. can assist you in applying for a formal review hearing and can assist you in obtaining a temporary driving permit until the hearing is resolved, in most cases. Interestingly enough, this is not recommended for every case and could cause delay when a driver may otherwise have obtained their hardship license. Contact the Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. today for a free consultation to make sure you understand all of your options.