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In almost every DUI arrest, the Florida DHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) commences the prosecution on behalf of the State of Florida. If you do nothing, within ten (10) days of your arrest, the DHSMV will suspend your drivers license even though you have not been found guilty to your arrest. If you do not schedule this hearing within ten (10) days of your arrest, your license will be automatically suspended for up to eighteen (18) months. At OHLE & OHLE, we will schedule your formal review hearing and acquire a temporary driving permit for you. The temporary driver’s permit is valid through your administrative hearing and generally preserves your ability to drive during the pendency of your criminal case. A temporary license permits driving for business related purposes only, and is not a regular operators license.

DHSMV Hearings on the Treasure Coast;
Saint Lucie, Okeechobee, Martin, and Indian River Counties are held in Fort Pierce, Florida

A DHSMV hearing has two main parts; an informal hearing and a formal hearing. Both are conducted by a DHSMV hearing officer who will determine the outcome of your administrative hearing. In most cases, the DUI Team will request a formal evidentiary hearing and require the arresting and stopping law enforcement officers to attend the proceeding. The formal hearing consists of the following elements:
  • Did the police officer have reasonable cause to pull you over?
  • Did the police officer read you your Miranda rights?
  • Were you informed of the consequences of refusing a breath or blood test?
  • Was your breath test performed properly?
  • Do you need assistance with a Tampa DHSMV hearing? Contact us today
If you need help with a DUI administrative hearing please contact the Florida DUI Team at our headquarters in Fort Pierce, Florida at (772) 460-9801 or in Stuart at (772) 288-3211.
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