According to Florida laws, if you blow over .08 in a breath test, you may lose your license for six to 12 months. If you refuse to take the breath test you may lose your license for a year automatically. Regardless of your choice at the scene, you may face a criminal conviction, a criminal record and a long-term loss of driving privileges.
What We Can Do for You
If you refused to take the breath test, your chance to prevent an automatic driver's license suspension occurs at your DMV hearing. The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen works with numerous clients with the sole goal of persuading the DMV to return their drivers' licenses.
As a former public defender and state prosecutor who has defended and prosecuted hundreds of drunk driving cases, Orlando DUI defense lawyer Corey Cohen has the experience and training in DUI cases necessary to give you a competitive advantage.
How We Do It
You may feel your case against the powerful bureaucracy of the DMV is hopeless. However, there are numerous possible defenses that may save your driving privileges:
- The police may have failed to explain the meaning of "implied consent" and to read you your rights before asking you to take the breath test.
- The breath test machine's reading may not have given a valid reading had you taken the breath test.
- The police may not have had adequate probable cause when they pulled you over.
We have succeeded in preventing the loss of driving privileges for numerous clients.
Recovering Driving Privileges Through Hardship Licenses
A separate advantage to hiring an attorney is the possibility of obtaining a hardship license. Once a hearing is requested, the DMV will extend your hardship license for an additional 30 to 45 days between the alleged violation and the DMV hearing. For this reason alone it is worth your while to work with a lawyer whether or not you took a breath test.
At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen, we can work to help you recover your driving privileges right away. Also, we provide free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Orlando across from Lake Eola and offer free parking.
Additionally, we accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover, and we offer flexible payment plans. For a no-charge consultation with an experienced Orlando breath test refusal defense lawyer, call 407-246-0066 or 888-390-8937, or contact us online.