Applying for an Administrative Review Hearing in Florida
There are several reasons you might receive a driver's license suspension in Jacksonville and throughout Duval, St. Johns, or Clay County. Your license could be suspended if you accrue too many traffic violations (“points”), fail to pay a traffic fine, or are charged with or convicted of driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol (DUI). The length of suspension varies but generally depends on how severe the violation was.
Malcolm Anthony, P.A. helps individuals fight to keep their driving privileges. As your Jacksonville driver's license suspension attorney, I understand just how much is at stake. Many Florida residents rely on their ability to drive to get to work, school, and take care of important, day-to-day activities. This can make it very tempting to drive on a suspended driver's license, but this only leads to further penalties. However, if your driver's license has been suspended, it does not mean you are out of options. In some cases, you may be able to appeal your driver's license suspension. It is crucial that you act quickly, as you only have 10 days to apply for an administrative review hearing.
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How Many Days Does a Driver Have to Request a Formal or Informal Review of the Suspension?
If you are pulled over for driving under the influence and refuse to take a breath, blood, or urine test, your license will automatically be suspended. This is a civil penalty, meaning it is not necessary for you to be charged criminally with a DUI to still have your license suspended. If this is the case, you may request an administrative license suspension hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
You only have 10 days to request this hearing and you must start with the following:
- Make your request in writing
- Include your name, driver's license number, address, and date of birth on your request
- State the date on which your license was suspended
- State the county in which you received notice of your driver's license suspension
- Postmark or file your request within 10 days of receiving the notice of suspension
After you have made your request for a hearing, you may also request a formal review or informal review. A formal review typically involves evidence, witnesses, and can even include cross-examination. It is important that you meet with a driver's license suspension attorney in Jacksonville who can help you prepare for this process.
Malcolm Anthony, P.A. DMV Hearing Legal Counsel
Regardless of the reason for your driver's license suspension, there are ways to fight back. In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, you may also request a hardship license reinstatement or ignition interlock device to be installed on your vehicle. If your driver's license was suspended due to too many traffic points, you may have to attend and submit proof of attending an advanced driver impairment course. In other words, there are options, but it is very important that you act quickly. The sooner you contact a Jacksonville lawyer, the better. We also proudly serve clients throughout Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, Baker, and Flagler counties.
Was your driver's license suspended? Contact Malcolm Anthony, P.A. today and start discussing your options!