Individuals facing a DUI charge or conviction may also be facing the possibility of a 0.08 breath test result hanging over them for a long time. Sometimes the fear of having an over the limit reading prompts individuals to refuse a breath test. While this may be the recommendation of most, even a refusal can lead to an automatic suspension of your driving privileges in the state of Florida. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your rights even after a breath test refusal.
Following a breath test refusal, individuals accused of driving under the influence are given the chance to fight for their right to drive at a DMV hearing. Having your driving privilege reinstated weighs heavily on the persuading argument and supporting evidence you bring to the hearing. For the best chance of having your driver's license reinstated, having an experienced legal representative is key.
Defense attorneys are aware of the various arguments that may be used to save your driving privileges. Flaws in the system or an officer's procedure may be identified by an attorney and used to support your case for having your license reinstated.
For many individuals, their livelihood weighs heavily on their ability to get to and from work. An experienced defense attorney understands these struggles and can request that a hardship license is in effect during the period of limbo between the violation and DMV hearing.
Whether seeking a reduction in charges, a hardship license or a complete reinstatement of your driving privilege, working with a trusted DUI defense attorney can help. Life doesn't end after a breath test refusal and the struggle you face when trying to have your license reinstated doesn't have to be faced alone. With an attorney by your side, you can go into your DMV hearing with effective arguments for the reinstatement of your driving privileges.