DHSMV Hearings Attorney (10 Day Rule)
When a driver is pulled over for a DUI and is found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, or refuses to take a breath, blood or urine test, he/she will be arrested and his/her driver’s license will be suspended immediately. The police literally take your driver’s license – one of your most valuable possessions!
At this point, you have only ten days to schedule an administrative hearing with Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) – so time is of the essence! If you do not schedule this hearing within the allotted 10 days, then your license will be automatically suspended for one year. Furthermore, additional DUIs can result in longer periods of license suspension of anywhere from 5 to 10 years to permanent revocation. Don’t delay! Call today!
At the Hearing
The DHSMV hearing gives you and your attorney the opportunity to challenge the automatic suspension and keep your driving privileges. The DHSMV hearing only has jurisdiction over your driving privileges and is separate from your criminal trial. A DHSMV employee will literally act as the judge and prosecutor. This representative will listen to the arresting officer’s testimony, evaluate the facts and evidence the state has against you, and determine if your driving privileges will be revoked, suspended, or sustained.
Contact Ft. Pierce, Treasure & Space Coast DHSMV Attorney
If you have been arrested for a DUI or for refusing to take a chemical test, you need an experienced DUI defense attorney to assist you with your case. Many people arrested and charged with DUI make the mistake of representing themselves at their hearing. This is never a smart option. Attorney Jerry Roden has represented many individuals charged with DUI and alcohol related cases throughout his legal career. Mr. Roden is extremely familiar with Florida’s DHSMV driver’s license regulation system, and can knowledgably guide you through your hearing in advance.
Attorney Jerry Roden is 100% dedicated to the science of beating your DUI, battling for a favorable outcome, and providing a rewarding and pleasant legal experience for his clients. If you are in need of a skilled Florida DUI defense attorney in Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County, Martin County, Indian River County or Brevard County, contact the law office of Jerry Roden today!
Ft. Pierce Drug Offense Attorney
In Florida, judges, state attorneys and law enforcement officials also take drug offenses very seriously. And yes, many DUI clients are also found to have drugs in their possession after they are searched and arrested. A drug offense can be as simple as being caught with a small possession of marijuana for personal use, holding onto a neighbor’s prescription, or as extreme as running an international drug trade. But despite the severity of the crime, the law looks at all drug offenses the same way. Drugs contribute to a large part of Florida’s criminal activity. For that reason, drug offenders are punished with harsh legal consequences.
Common drugs used for criminal activity include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, methamphetamines, prescription drugs, hallucinogens, steroids and designer drugs. There is a wide variety of illegal activity that is considered a drug offense, such as:
- Possession (drugs and paraphernalia)
- Prescription Fraud
- Intent to Sell
- Narcotic Sales
- Drug Smuggling
The legal penalties for a drug offense depend on the severity of the crime and other factors, such as the individual’s level of criminal involvement, the quantity of the substance(s), and his/her intent to sell, use, distribute, cultivate, deliver, etc.
Most drug offenses are felonies, although in some situations a person can be charged with a misdemeanor. If you are convicted of committing a drug offense, you could face probation, monetary fines, rehabilitation, community service, driver’s license revocation or suspension, deportation for non U.S. citizens, and prison sentences lasting anywhere from zero to 25 years, and sometimes, even life in prison. In addition to these penalties, drug crimes can cripple professional reputations and personal relationships, and jeopardize employment and other future opportunities.
Contact Ft. Pierce Drug Offense Attorney
Drug offenses are extremely serious crimes that could ruin a person’s life. Attorney Jerry Roden has successfully represented hundreds of individuals charged with drug crimes throughout his legal career. Mr. Roden is also well-versed in this area of law, and utilizes effective strategies in an attempt to obtain a favorable outcome. Believe it or not, sometimes Mr. Roden is even able to obtain diversion programs outside the court system or even suppress the drugs. Attorney Roden dedicates himself to protecting your rights by thoroughly investigating your case and coming up with an aggressive legal plan of action to fight your charges.
If you or your loved one is in need of a skilled Florida criminal defense attorney in Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County, Martin County, Indian River County, or Brevard County, contact the law office of Jerry Roden today!