Driving Under the Influence

A DUI arrest is traumatic. Most persons arrested for DUI have never been exposed to the criminal justice system, let alone handcuffed and taken to jail. If you’ve been arrested for DUI, Attorney David C. Hardy can meet with you to review the case and explain your options. Understanding the process and the choices you have can greatly reduce the stress and anxiety you may be feeling.

You need to understand that there are two distinct parts to a DUI case: the first is the administrative process handled by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles concerning the suspension of you license; the second is the criminal prosecution handled by the State Attorney’s Office.

Administrative Process
After a DUI arrest, the officer typically takes your Florida Driver's License and issues you a temporary 10 day driving permit.

You’ve got to act quickly. If you want to fight the suspension of your license, you only have 10 days from the date of arrest to request a hearing with the Department of Highways and Motor Vehicles.

Call Attorney Hardy today; he’ll schedule the administrative hearing. He can subpoena the law enforcement officers involved in the arrest and question them under oath. If we win the administrative hearing, your license will not be suspended; even if we lose, the hearing can provide important information that can be used to defend your criminal case.

Criminal Case
The State Attorney’s Office in the county in which you were arrested will prosecute your case in the county or circuit court. Attorney Hardy will get all police reports, videos, and test results so that he can evaluate the strength of the State’s case. It’s possible that law enforcement committed errors, which could result in the reduction of your charges or in some cases the dismissal of the case.

Why Choose The Hardy Law Firm, P.A. for your DUI Case?
For more than five years Attorney Hardy served as a State Prosecutor; during that time he handled thousands of DUI cases. He is a graduate of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Course. Additionally, he is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. Of the more than 86,000 Florida lawyers, less than ½ of 1% have attained the distinction of Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law.

Contact The Hardy Law Firm, P.A. to meet with Attorney David C. Hardy and discuss your case at no charge.

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