After a DUI arrest, a driver has 10 days from the arrest date to request a Formal Review Hearing. If this request is not made within 10 days, the license is automatically suspended for six months with a minimum hardship period of 30 days. For those who have been found guilty of drug possession or possession of controlled substances, a license can be suspended whether they were operating a motor vehicle or not, and can result in a two-year license suspension. These are types of court-ordered suspensions that Guy Seligman helps his clients navigate.
“Many people do not know or realize that they can request a Formal Review Hearing after a DUI arrest,” said Seligman. “We work to get them fair representation and make sure they understand that signing a ticket is never seen as admission of guilt in court. We also want to help those convicted of drug possession figure out the best course of action for reinstating their license.”
In addition to DUIs and drug possession, anyone in Florida who is paying court-ordered child support and falls behind can have their license suspended by the Florida Department of Revenue (FDR). Making the payments required can result in the suspension being lifted. However, new terms can be negotiated for those in need of a payment plan or who are not financially able to take care of the amount of child support owed.
“Many people can fall behind in their payments simply because they lack the extra money to make their court-ordered payments,” said Seligman. “We aim to help our clients through sound negotiations as well as determining financial stability.”
Seligman suggests anyone with a court-ordered license suspension contact his new hot line at 954/760-7600 covering Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and all of Florida. His hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
Guy Seligman is a criminal defense lawyer who started his career at the Dade County State Attorney’s office and later in the Broward County Public Defender's office in the late 1980s. Guy opened his home office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and has been there ever since. A native Floridian, Guy has spent the last 25 years building relationships with prosecutors, judges and law enforcement officers and court officials. Guy is known as a fighter for the under-represented, the bullied and people who are being taken advantage of by either the system or their opponents. Guy Seligman can be contacted at 954/760-7600 or on the web at http://www.fixsuspendedlicense.com
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