Ten Day Rule

If you test above 0.08% BAC during a breath test—or if you refuse to submit to a blood, breath, or urine test after being arrested on suspicion of a DUI—your driver’s license will be suspended unless you or your attorney file a written demand for a formal administrative hearing within ten days after your arrest.

If you request a hearing within the allotted ten days, the DMV will issue you a temporary license that will last until seven days after your hearing. If you don’t request a hearing within ten days, your license will be suspended without recourse. Depending on your case, your suspension could last anywhere from six months to years, causing you a world of stress and inconvenience in the meantime.

If you find yourself charged with a DUI in Jacksonville, it pays to be aware of the Ten Day Rule. It also pays to obtain representation from a skilled Jacksonville DUI attorney as soon as possible, to properly request a hearing and start fighting to get your rights back today.