The other option is to file a waiver explaining that you are not challenging the administrative license suspension. This is a relatively new option. Effective 07/01/2013, one may waive the formal review hearing and not challenge the suspension for refusing to submit to a lawful test or for an illegal breath test. The benefit to doing so is that one can immediately get a restricted license if you are eligible.
To be eligible, one cannot have had any prior refusal suspensions or a prior suspension for an illegal breath or blood alcohol level. Also, one cannot be suspended for some other non-related reason.
This means, that although your license will go into suspension for either refusing to submit to a lawful test or for an illegal breath test, there is no "hard time" and you will immediately be able to drive on a restricted basis. However, this should only be done after meeting with a knowledgeable attorney to see if there are any defenses to the license suspension.
In many cases, Jason advises clients to waive the formal review hearing if they are eligible to do so in order for the client to immediately get the restricted license. Many people cannot afford to gamble with their driving privilege as they need to drive for their livelihood.
However, sometimes Jason Hicks advises them to demand the hearing and fight the suspension if there is a strong defense that exists or if the client is not eligible to waive the hearing. Waiving the formal review hearing is not a "one size fits all" solution. It should only be done if the facts of your case call for it. Also, this must be done within 10 days of your arrest. Waiving the formal review is not as simple as strolling into the bureau of administrative reviews office and paying $25.
Certain things need to be done prior, like enrolling in the DUI School. And enrolling in the DUI School itself is not as easy as strolling into their office. Do not wait until day 9 or 10 to start this process! The process is complicated and has many steps. Brevard County DUI defense attorney Jason Hicks can give you a roadmap to successfully completing this process and getting you back on the road.
If you were arrested for a DUI and your license was suspended for either refusing to submit to a breath test, blood, or urine test, or if it is suspended for for an illegal breath or blood alcohol level, call Brevard County DUI attorney Jason Hicks as he intimately knows the process to ensure that your driving privilege is secure and protected.
Don't play around with your livelihood during this quickly eroding 10 day period. Florida DUI Attorney Jason Hicks may help you with this process and will immediately work to get your suspension dismissed or to secure a restricted driver's license that gets you immediately back to being productive on the road. A lawyer can put you on the right path to obtaining this license to mitigate your DUI arrest's impact on your life.