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DHSMV Hearings in Brevard County

Let Our Experienced DUI Attorneys Help You Get Your Driving Privileges Back!

Your ability to drive is extremely important to you. However, if you get arrested for a DUI in Florida, your driver’s license can be suspended for an extended period of time. Losing your driving privileges can affect your employment and can be a major inconvenience in your life, forcing you to rely on friends, family, and even public transportation to commute from place to place.

At Kernan & Austin, LLC, we are committed to helping our clients get their driver’s license back, or at least obtain limited driving privileges while we resolve your DUI case. Our Brevard County criminal defense lawyers have the extensive knowledge of Florida law to guide you through the intricacies of the administrative and criminal justice system.

The DHSMV Hearing Process

If you received a Notice of Suspension of your Florida driver’s license, your notice acts as a temporary license, giving you 10 days to request an administrative hearing before the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). If you fail to schedule or attend this hearing, your driver’s license will be suspended for a period of time, based on the circumstances of your arrest.

At this hearing, you have the opportunity to challenge the evidence against you that resulted in your initial arrest. A DHSMV hearing officer will review the arresting officer’s arrest records. If the hearing officer determines that your blood alcohol content (BAC) was over the legal limit or that you were intoxicated due to failing the field sobriety tests, the hearing officer may rule that the suspension of your driver’s license remains. If you refused to take a chemical test, the hearing officer will determine if you were properly informed by the arresting officer that your license will be suspended after refusal.

Get 20+ Years of Experience on Your Side

Our Brevard County criminal defense lawyers can challenge whether the arresting officer had a proper basis to arrest you or whether the chemical test was properly administered. If you refused the chemical test after the arrest, we may challenge the way the arresting officer handled your refusal. Just because you got arrested, doesn’t mean that you’re guilty. Do not hesitate to let our legal team protect your rights and reputation.

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Why Should I Choose Kernan & Austin, LLC?

  • You will receive an attorney who fights tirelessly for your freedom.
  • Our attorneys have an impressive, extensive, and successful record in court.
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  • You will get a team of attorneys who have over two decades of experience.

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