10 Day Hearing

If you were:

a) arrested;

b) took the breathalyzer test;

c) blew .08% or higher; and

d) have NEVER been convicted of a D.U.I. before

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If this scenario best fits your arrest and D.U.I. history, your driver’s license has already been suspended for six (6) months by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The suspension began on the date you were arrested.

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a. Keep your DUI ticket!

However, during the first ten (10) days of your arrest, you are legally permitted to drive by virtue of your DUI ticket. Your DUI ticket serves as a temporary driver’s license; so keep it with you. Therefore, it is very important that you SAVE YOUR DUI TICKET. *Note that you are only permitted to drive with your DUI ticket for 10 days if your license was valid at the time of your arrest for DUI.

b. What you MUST do within 10 days of your arrest!

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During the ten (10) day period following your arrest, you MUST submit an application for a Formal Review to the Board of Administrative Reviews, Formal Review Section in order to obtain up to an additional forty-five (45) day extension to drive while your D.U.I. is pending . In submitting an application, you are in essence are asking for a hearing to challenge the suspension of your driver’s license by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Go to the section entitled “Apply for your 10 day hearing” to fill out an application for a formal review hearing.

Your ten (10) days start the day after your arrest and include holidays, Saturdays and Sundays. (Example: If you were arrested on March 1st, your ten (10) days expires on March 11th. March 11th is the last day you can drive on this ten (10) day extension afforded by your D.U.I. ticket.)

c. How Do I Submit my Application?

You may submit your Formal Review Application AND a copy of your D.U.I. ticket in one of three ways:

Mail your application: Send it to: The Board of Administrative Reviews, Formal Review Section, 3708-A West Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33133. Telephone (954) 714-3552.

Fax your application: Fax it to: (954) 714-3550
(*IMPORTANT: Make a copy of your ticket, application for Formal Hearing, facsimile confirmations, and anything else you submit to or receive from the Board of Administrative Review for your file and your attorney).

d. It’s the 10th Day – How do I know if My Application is Timely?

If you faxed your application & ticket – the fax confirmation you received showing that the Board of Administrative Reviews received your faxed application serves as proof you complied within ten (10) days. So long as you fax it before the end of the business day on the tenth day, you are ok.

If you mailed your application – the date your envelope was post-marked by the Post Office serves as the date you complied within the ten (10) day period. If it is the 10th day and you are intend to mail your application today – GO TO THE POST OFFICE and make sure it is date stamped with the date. DO NOT HAND IT TO THE MAILMAN. (*IMPORTANT: the Oakland Park Post Office @ 1900 W. Oakland Park Blvd., postmarks mail every day, including Saturday and Sunday.)
e. What Happens After I Submit My Application?

Once your application is approved, you should be given a white business purpose license that further extends your right to drive for up to an additional forty-five (45) days while your D.U.I. charge is pending. Your white business purpose license will indicate the number of days you are permitted to drive.
(*IMPORTANT: If you fail to submit your application within ten (10) days of the date of your arrest, you will lose your right to set aside the suspension. Also, if your license was previously suspended for another reason, you will not be given this extension.)

f. What Happens if I win My Formal Hearing?

You will get your driver’s license back.

g. What happens if I do not win my Formal Hearing?

You have the opportunity to appeal the decision. If you choose not to appeal, you will not have a driver’s license for a period of thirty (30) days.

At the end of this thirty (30) day period you will be eligible for a hardship license for the remainder of your six (6) month driver’s license suspension (assuming again, your license has not been suspended for some other reason.)

If you were: a) arrested; b) took the breathalyzer test; c) blew .08% or higher; and d) HAVE been convicted of a D.U.I. before.

If this scenario best fits your arrest and D.U.I. history, your driver’s license has already been suspended for one (1) year by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The suspension began on the date you were arrested.

a. Keep your DUI ticket!

However, during the first ten (10) days of your arrest, you are legally permitted to drive by virtue of your DUI ticket. Your DUI ticket serves as a temporary driver’s license; so keep it with you. Therefore, it is very important that you SAVE YOUR DUI TICKET.

b. What you MUST do within 10 days of your arrest!

During that ten (10) day period, you MUST submit an application for a Formal Review to the Board of Administrative Reviews, Formal Review Section in order to obtain a temporary hardship license. In submitting an application, you are in essence are asking for a hearing to challenge the suspension of your driver’s license by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

(*IMPORTANT: If you are reading this and were arrested for D.U.I. less than 10 days ago and have NOT submitted an application – stop and print your application in RIGHT NOW!).

Your ten (10) days start the day after your arrest and include holidays, Saturdays and Sundays. (Example: If you were arrested on March 1st, your ten (10) days expires on March 11th. March 11th is the last day you can drive on this ten (10) day extension afforded by your D.U.I. ticket.)

c. How Do I Submit my Application?

You may submit your Formal Review Application AND a copy of your D.U.I. ticket in one of three ways:

Mail your application: Send it to: The Board of Administrative Reviews, Formal Review Section, 3708-A West Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33133. Telephone (954) 714-3552.

Fax your application: Fax it to: (954) 714-3550
(*IMPORTANT: Make a copy of your ticket, application for Formal Hearing, facsimile confirmations, and anything else you submit to or receive from the Board of Administrative Review for your file and your attorney, should you hire one.)

d. It’s the 10th Day – How do I know if My Application is Timely?

If you faxed your application & ticket – the fax confirmation you received showing that the Board of Administrative Reviews received your faxed application serves as proof you complied within ten (10) days. So long as you fax it before the end of the business day on the tenth day, you are ok.

If you mailed your application – the date your envelope was post-marked by the Post Office serves as the date you complied within the ten (10) day period. If it is the 10th day and you are intend to mail your application today – GO TO THE POST OFFICE and make sure it is date stamped with the date. DO NOT HAND IT TO THE MAILMAN. (*IMPORTANT: the Oakland Park Post Office @ 1900 W. Oakland Park Blvd., postmarks mail every day, including Saturday and Sunday.)
e. What Happens After I Submit My Application?

Once your application is approved, you should be given a white business purpose license that further extends your right to drive for up to an additional forty-five (45) days (RYE – FIND OUT ABOUT THIS EXTENSION PERIOD) while your D.U.I. charge is pending. Your white business purpose license will indicate the number of days you are permitted to drive.
(*IMPORTANT: If you fail to submit your application within ten (10) days of the date of your arrest, you will lose your right to set aside the suspension. Also, if your license was previously suspended for another reason, you will not be given this extension.)

f. What Happens if I win My Formal Hearing?

You will get your driver’s license back.

g. What happens if I do not win my Formal Hearing?

You have the opportunity to appeal the decision. If you choose not to appeal, you will not have a driver’s license for a period of thirty (30) days.

At the end of this thirty (30) day period you will be eligible for a hardship license for the remainder of your six (6) month driver’s license suspension (assuming again, your license has not been suspended for some other reason.)

Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyer William R. Moore will always make himself available to speak with you about driving under the influence charges and related traffic criminal offenses.