Terms of License Suspension in Florida
DUI Defense Lawyers in Punta Gorda
Drunk drivers cause thousands of deaths each year and no one wants such reckless offenders on the roads and highways. This is whymotorists' who are convicted of DUI will have their drivers' license revoked for a period of time in addition to other penalties.
- The term of the revocation depends on whether the person is guilty of a first offense or multiple offenses, as seen below:
- First offense - 180 days to one year
- Second offense (within five years) - At least five years
- Third offense (within ten years) - At least ten years
Repercussions of a Suspended License
Having your license suspended or revoked can have a damaging effect on your life in several ways. Without being able to drive, you will have to rely on friends, family, or public transportation to get you where you need to go. Your job could suffer and therefore so will your income. Your relationships could be damaged, as well, due to your restricted ability to make it to events or visit your loved ones.
If you have been arrested for DUI and your license has been suspended, you may be able to obtain a restricted license with the help of a skilled Punta Gorda criminal defense attorney.
Fight for your right to drive!
Our firm is well-grounded in criminal defense, having been in practice for over two decades. Through a free consultation with a member of our legal team, you could discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer and learn exactly what our firm could do to fight your charges. The courts are often hard and unwavering regarding DUI offenses, which is why it is vital that you hire a competent defense lawyer to fight on your side.
Contact our firm for the representation you need!