Our Deerfield Beach and West Palm Beach DUI defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that being arrested for DUI is unnerving to say the least. Moreover, the real difficulties associated with a DUI come not in the form of handcuffs and backseats of police cruisers but when you are charged for driving under the influence (DUI) and face a number of problems, including license suspension, fines, court fees and possible jail and/or prison time, mandatory probation, DUI school and community service, etc.
Once you’ve been arrested for DUI, you will understandably have many questions about your case. While we strongly recommend contacting one of our Deerfield Beach and West Palm Beach DUI defense attorneys at Leifert & Leifert at 1-888-5-DEFEND (1-888-533-3363) to discuss your case and sort through the various particular issues, we have created this page in order to address some of the most basic, frequently asked questions about process, which can be seen below:
How long will my case take to be resolved?
The length or life of the case is determined by who the Judge is and the complexity of the case itself. DUI cases can be resolved in a matter of months on the one hand or may take two years or longer on the other, depending on a variety of facts and circumstances unique to your case.
Do I have to appear with my attorney in Court and at the DMV hearing?
No appearance is required at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing if an attorney represents you. Whether or not your presence will be required at the Court hearings will be determined by your Judge's particular rules and policies regarding this issue. Some Judges do not require that you appear if you are represented by an attorney while others will require your appearance even if you have representation.
How do I qualify for a “Hardship License?”
In order to qualify for a Hardship License, you must be enrolled in a court-approved DUI school and you cannot have had more than two (2) DUI convictions on your record.