What happens if you get charged?
If you find yourself being charged with a DUBAL, there are a number of consequences you may face as a result. These consequences will directly impact your ability and freedom to drive. To begin, your license will be suspended until a review hearing to challenge it is either filed or waived. This suspension can last for up to 6 months if this is a first offense. If you must have a license for work reasons, you may apply for a strict limited permit.
If your review hearing is unfavorable, you will not be able to drive at all for 30 days, after which your license is eligible to be reinstated. If your license has been suspended, the best way to proceed with applying for reinstatement is to contact a qualified and successful DUBAL attorney you can trust.
What can you do if your license is suspended?
If your license is suspended but you need to drive in order to maintain your employment or education, you are eligible to apply for limited reinstatement via a hardship license. Not everyone qualifies, however. Here is a quick general checklist to help you see if you qualify:
- Complete any required treatments, courses or plans as stipulated by the court and be able to provide proof of such completion
- Pass a qualifying examination
- Have no prior convictions related to DUBAL or DUI infractions
- Provide the required evidence needed if applying for a hardship license
If the term of your driving probation has come to an end, then you only need to prove you completed any required courses and the required examination. If you are unsure of whether or not you qualify for a hardship license or how to proceed when it’s time to reinstate your license, your best bet is to contact your personal attorney.
Still have questions?
Please call us for a free appointment with Miami business attorney Yoel Molina in our Miami office at 305-548-5020.