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Ft. Lauderdale Office
1132 SE Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Miami Office
701 Brickell Avenue
Suite #1550
Miami, FL 33131

Boca Raton Office
2385 NW Executive Center Drive
Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Contact Us
Toll-Free 24/7: 1-844-49-LEGAL
Broward:954-524-9990
Palm Beach:561-962-3531
Miami:954-524-9990

Email:help@o-firm.com

 


FOCUS AREA: D.U.I.


At O'Toole Law Firm, our attorneys are former DUI prosecutors who have prosecuted and defended over 5,000 DUI cases.  We created this focus area to give you an in depth analysis of a DUI case, what effects it has on your license, and how we attack the prosecution’s case.  We start with belief that any DUI case can be won.  That is how we approach every case. 

The first step in any DUI case is to protect your driving privileges.  In Florida, driving is a privilege, not a right!  Yes, believe it or not, it is a privilege to get a license to drive on Florida’s roadways.  Because it is a privilege, the State of Florida asks that you submit to a breath test.  You actually sign a document when you get your license that basically states you agree to give a breath test if requested by a police officer. So, when an officer arrests you for DUI and requests that you take a breath test, he does not have to read you anything.  The reason:  because you already agreed to take it. 

If you refuse a breath test, the officer must read you Florida’s Implied Consent Law.  Basically, the law states that your license will be suspended for 12 months for your first refusal or 18 months if you previously refused. 

Whether you refused or took a breath test with a result above .08 (legal limit), your license will be suspended.  If you blew over the legal limit, your license will be suspended for 6 months. 

THE 10 DAY RULE                             

In 2013, Florida law changed regarding the 10 day rule. You still have only 10 days to decide what to do regarding your license suspension. If you do not do anything, your license will be suspended after the 10th day following your DUI arrest.

The new “10 day rule” basically states that if you choose to challenge your suspension for blowing over the legal limit or refusing, that you forfeit your right to obtain a hardship immediately. If you challenge the suspension and lose, you will have to wait 90 days (for a refusal) and 30 days (if you blew over the limit) to apply for a hardship.

Most first time offenders will want to keep their driving privileges and do not want to take a chance of challenging the suspension.

With just one telephone call to our office, we can provide immediate help with:

  • Understanding the new “10 day rule” and how it affects your license
  • Deciding whether to challenge the license suspension
  • Obtaining a hardship license without delay
  • Preventing the loss of your driving privileges

Please click here for answers to Frequently Asked DUI Questions or read DUI related articles written by our attorneys by clicking here

THE DUI STOP   
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THE ROADSIDES               
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THE BREATH TEST                            
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REFUSAL TO TAKE BREATH TEST                
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ALTERNATIVES TO JAIL
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Call our office to speak to an experienced DUI attorney at O'Toole Law Firm today at 1-844-2-686653 or contact us by using the convenient form on our website.


DUI LINKS AND RESOURCES

DUI Penalties and License Suspension Information

Check the status of your Florida Driver License

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration

Florida’s Licensed DUI Programs

Florida Statutes Online

 





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The Attorneys at O'Toole Law Firm proudly serve the state of Florida including the areas of Fort Lauderdale, Miami - Dade, Palm Beach, and Naples
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyers for Miami, Dade, Palm Beach & Broward FL


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Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Dania, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston, Wilton Manors, Aventura, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables,
Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Key Biscayne, Miami, Naples, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Palm Beach

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