Can I drive after a DUI arrest?

If you are arrested for DUI because you were found to have been driving with an unlawful blood alcohol level (DUBAL) of .08 or above or refused to submit to a breath, blood or urine test, your license will be immediately suspended. You can continue driving for 10 days with your DUI citation (ticket). From the date of arrest, you only have 10 days to fightthe administrative suspension of your driver’s license.

Requesting a formal review hearing within 10 days, you will allow you to be issued, assuming you are otherwise eligible, a temporary driving permit (business purpose permit) that will extend your ability to drive for 42 days pending your hearing.

If you feel as though you absolutely NEED to drive, under a recent change to Florida’s administrative suspension law, you can waive your right to a formal review hearing and seek eligibility review so you can obtain a restricted, business purpose permit immediately. NOTE: by not fighting the suspension of your driver’s license, you are waiving your right to challenge the suspension and the suspension will stay on your record.

Once you have been arrested for DUI and your license has been suspended, it is crucial to speak with a skilled DUI attorney to determine your options and pros and cons of how to handle the administrative suspension of your driver’s license.