Underage Drinking – .02 Suspension

UnderageDrinking01As a young driver, there can be serious consequences to having an alcohol related suspension on your driving record. Although you are not being charged with a criminal offense, the appearance of a .02 violation on your driving record can have very serious consequences. If you are under the age of 21 and provide a breath sample above a .02, your driver’s license will be suspended for a period of 6 months. If you refuse to provide a breath sample, your driver’s license will be suspended for a period of 1 year. Each penalty is effective immediately!

We can file the necessary paperwork to challenge your license suspension and get a temporary driving permit for you to be able to commute to work, school, church or medical appointments. But, you only have 10 days from the time of your issued citation to challenge your suspension with the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles. Our attorneys will also immediately file paperwork with the Florida Department of Highway & Safety Motor Vehicles and obtain a hearing to determine whether the officer complied with the rules when your license was taken.

A successful judgment in your favor will result in the citation being removed from you driving record but you only have 10 days to get the paperwork filed to be able to have the hearing. So if you, or someone you know are in this situation, please contact us immediately so we can help you.