If you have been arrested in Orange County or Seminole County for a DUI the officer will take away your driver's license. The DUI citation will actually serve as a temporary hardship license for 10 days. You only have 10 days from the date of the arrest to request a formal review hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, which is commonly referred to as the DHSMV. The purpose of the formal review hearing is to challenge the validity of the driver's license suspension. If you do not set this hearing up within the 10 days, you will waive your right to contest the suspension and you will lose your license for the set period of time.
A lawyer at The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen can schedule this hearing for you and also represent you at this formal review hearing. You need a lawyer for this hearing, because only a DUI lawyer will understand and be trained in the process that takes place and what the hearing officers are looking for in order to win these hearings.
As a former public defender and state prosecutor who has defended and prosecuted hundreds of drunk driving cases, Orlando DUI defense attorney Corey Cohen has the experience and training in DUI cases necessary to give you a competitive advantage.
These DHSMV hearings are not held in front of a judge, they are conducted by a hearing officer who is a DHSMV employee. At the hearing the arresting officer and sometimes the officer who asked you to submit to a blood, breath or urine test is required to be subpoenaed and proof of that must be shown to the hearing officer. At this hearing your lawyer must prove that the officer did not have probable cause or reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle, that the officer did not have probable cause to conduct field sobriety exercises and that the officer did not have probable cause to arrest you for DUI, which would result in the officer not having probable cause to request that you submit to a breath, blood or urine test.
The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen will also present evidence on your behalf at these hearings that may aid or help you with your case. If you hire a lawyer you are not required to be present at these hearings, and the attorney can handle everything for you.
If you win the DHSMV hearing your full license will be reinstated. If you lose the hearing your license will be suspended for the full duration of time depending on the facts of your case.
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Having a license in central Florida is very important for employment, your family and everyday life; do not go to this hearing alone. Have an experienced attorney at The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen defend your rights and give you the best chance at getting your driver's license back.
If you have a DHSMV hearing in Orange County or Seminole County, Florida, contact an attorney at our firm today for a free consultation at 407-246-0066.