DMV Hearings in Clearwater, FL

Defending The Entire Tampa Bay Area

Getting charged with a DUI in Florida will put you at risk for getting your license suspended. After a DUI arrest, the DMV may immediately suspend your license. Many people with a DUI charge are not aware that a potential driver's license suspension can be challenged through a DMV hearing. However, there is some critical information you must know about DMV hearings.

Most importantly, time is not on your side when facing a possible license suspension. After a DUI arrest, you have just 10 days to request a DMV hearing. Your request for a hearing is filed through the Florida DHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles). If you don't request your hearing within that time period, it's likely that you will have your license suspended, regardless of the outcome of your criminal case.

Learn more about the DMV Hearing process in this video:

How can a DUI attorney help with your DMV hearing?

Having a DUI attorney represent you during your hearing may have a favorable impact on the outcome.

During your DMV hearing, your attorney can do the following:

  • Provide legal representation in an attempt to help you keep your license after a DUI arrest.
  • Attempt to keep any possible convictions off of your driving record.
  • Should you lose the DUI hearing, your attorney can prepare your case for the appellate court in an attempt to overturn your license suspension.

Will the new law affect your DMV hearing process?

Contacting an attorney as soon as possible is critical to help determine whether requesting a formal hearing is the best course of action. Due to a Florida law enacted in July 2013, and depending on your driving record, there is the possibility of getting your license reinstated without going through the formal DMV hearing process. Working with an attorney can help you proceed in a manner that protects your rights and gives you the possibility of stopping the DMV from suspending your license after an arrest.

Want to save your license? Contact Hilliard Law, P.L. to stop the DMV from suspending your license. Attorney Hilliard has a wealth of additional training in DUI-related charges from the National College of DUI Defense and the NHSTA. These extra courses have allowed him greater insight into DUI Defense, so you can be confident in his abilities! Call his office now or submit a case evaluation form!

Want to appeal the outcome of your DMV Hearing?

Time Is of the Essence

Start with a Free Case Evaluation