Jacksonville Driver’s License Suspension Defense Lawyer
Don’t Lose Your License without a Fight
There are two separate proceedings after an arrest for driving under the influence. In addition to the criminal prosecution, the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles will independently determine whether to suspend or revoke your driving privileges.
The law firm of Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., has the resources, experience, and knowledge in handling those administrative hearings. We have successfully challenged license suspension for DUI and related offenses. Based in Jacksonville, we represent those accused of drunk driving in Duval County, Clay County, Baker County, Nassau County, St. Johns County, and anywhere else in Florida our clients need us to go.
Contact us today to fight to preserve your driver's license or limited driving privileges.
DUI & License Suspension Defense
When you are arrested for DUI in Florida, your driver's license is automatically and immediately suspended. The arresting officer issues a temporary permit that allows you to continue driving until your DMV administrative suspension hearing. Our law firm will handle all the complicated paperwork, schedule the hearing, and represent you in that proceeding. In many cases, we have successfully argued for reinstatement in misdemeanor DUI cases. For most clients we can almost always obtain a hardship license to allow you to drive to and from work, school, or other necessary travel.
We have also successfully appealed license suspensions after the fact to win driver's license restoration through appeals of DMV decisions. You will be represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands that losing your driving privileges for any amount of time has a profound impact on your life.
Traffic Ticket Suspension Hearings
You can also be suspended for accumulating too many points on your Florida license within a certain period. We defend clients on the most recent traffic ticket that triggered a suspension, and we have also helped clients reopen old citations to have those dismissed or reduced. We can then argue at the DMV license suspension hearing to continue your full driving privileges. Contact our Jacksonville DUI defense attorney about any traffic violation, from a speeding ticket to driving while license suspended.
DUI Administrative Suspension Hearing
In addition to criminal penalties for drunk driving, an arrest for DUI in Florida results in automatic and immediate suspension of one's driver's license. The arresting officer issues a temporary permit allowing the defendant to drive until the driver's license hearing. Mitchell A. Stone, P.A. will arrange for a DUI Administrative Suspension Hearing and attend the hearing for you to argue against the suspended license charge. We have had significant success at these hearings resulting in the reinstatement of full driving privileges for our clients without the need for a hardship license or a hard time period. We have also had success handling DUI Administrative Suspension Hearing appeals to obtain reinstatement of driving privileges for our clients.
Habitual Offender License Restoration
We offer aid to clients whose trouble often stems from a simple, original charge. When the person is cited for DUI, speeding, or reckless driving and they fail to pay the ticket, or they have accumulated too many tickets, their license is pulled. The person then continues to drive and is arrested for Driving While License is Suspended (DWLS) and failure to show insurance. Now the driver is a "habitual offender" so it snowballs and the suspension is extended or the license is permanently revoked.
Believe it or not, the situation is often repairable. Mitchell A. Stone, P.A. unravels the administrative mess, analyzing old tickets and court proceedings to determine if relief is available. In many situations, we have achieved amazing results and the issuance of a valid license without the fear of being arrested or ticketed and without jail time for the DWLS charge. We can usually clear many of the compounded charges to clean up your criminal record as well.
We Can Help
Call our Jacksonville offices at (904) 263-5005 for a free consultation to address issues regarding your DUI or traffic offenses and your driver's license.
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