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How strong or weak is your case?

When making a DUI arrest, there are specific statutory and constitutional procedures that law enforcement must follow. If the police do not follow these procedures, it could lead to dismissal of your case. However, each and every DUI has a unique and different set of facts. DUI lawyer Adam Harmelin will look at each and every element of your case to determine a defense and secure the best possible result.

10-day rule for drivers license

An individual arrested for DUI has 10 days from the date of the arrest to drive legally before their driver license is suspended by the department of highway safety and motor vehicles (hereinafter DHSMV).

What should I expect when pulled over while intoxicated?

If you are ever stopped by a police officer for DUI there are some guidelines you should follow. Politeness always goes a long way if you are stopped.

What do I do If I have been arrested for DUI?

Most people are not prepared for that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you see a police cruiser behind you with its lights on. DUI is a serious offense in the State of Florida.

DUI minimum mandatory penalties

If you are convicted of DUI in Florida, the legislature has enacted specific minimum mandatory penalties. The penalties increase if you are convicted of a 2nd or subsequent DUI offense.

Did You Know?

You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a formal review to try and get your license back.


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DUI 10-Day Rule

It's an unfortunate situation when you realize that your actions behind the wheel might require you to retain a South Florida attorney specializing in Florida DUI Defense. It's not a pleasant prospect, especially when you consider the seriousness of this charge in the State of Florida.
According to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Broward County DUI Criminal Defense lawyer Adam D. Harmelin, there is important information to know if this ever happens to you or someone you know.

Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime that could lead to the suspension or revocation of your driver license. When someone is arrested for DUI, he/she will be faced with the decision of whether to submit to a breathalyzer test or refuse testing. If a person blows over the legal limit (.08 or above), then the driver license suspension is for a period of 6 months.

However, as of 07/01/13, the Florida legislature has provided another option. A driver arrested for DUI may still request a formal or informal review of the suspension by the DHSMV within 10 days after the date of issuance of the notice of suspension or may now request a review of eligibility for a restricted driving privilege under Florida Statute 322.271(7). This means that a person who has never had a driver license suspended for refusal or unlawful breath/blood alcohol content and who has never been convicted of DUI/DWI will likely be eligible for a restricted privilege pursuant to a hearing. This reinstatement will be restricted to business purposes only for the duration of the suspension. If the driver elects to request a restricted license immediately, the driver will forfeit the right to a formal or informal review hearing to contest the license suspension.

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South Florida DUI Defense Lawyer

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Criminal Attorney Adam Harmelin has 20 years of experience as DUI attorney. Attorney Harmelin and his legal team can provide the aggressive DUI defense representation you need and deserve to challenge your charges in South Florida.

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We have experience with virtually every type of DUI and criminal offense a person may be accused of, in State, Federal or Juvenile Court. Request a RISK-FREE Consultation. Our Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney can help if you've been charged with a felony or misdemeanor.

The Office of Harmelin Law, P.A. is conveniently located at:

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

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