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What should I do if I have a DUI charge?

DUI charges in Florida carry serious repercussions. If you are facing a DUI charge, it is important for you to understand the importance of acting in a timely manner. A conviction may seem like it is unavoidable. But the faster you act in managing your situation, the better the chances for a favorable outcome. 

Wasting time can lead to driver’s license suspension 

According to FindLaw, if you do not act quickly within 10 days of the offense and schedule a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles, you could lose your driver’s license for an entire year. The suspension period is longer if this is not your first DUI offense. 

A charge is not a conviction 

A DUI charge does not mean you are guilty. It means you are accused of operating or had intent to operate a vehicle while under the influence of a substance. You should seek out private legal counsel if you do not intend to use a public defender while your recollection of events is still fresh in your mind. The longer it takes for you to do this, the harder it can be for you to recall critical details that can aid in your defense. 

Time waits for no one. You should not waste time awaiting the outcome of your situation. If you are not certain about what you should do or have questions about possible defense tactics, an attorney can provide you with the information you need and help you to avoid mistakes that could have adverse effects on your situation.


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