The Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.) charge is a criminal traffic offense in Florida. This document is meant to better inform those charged with D.U.I. of their options regarding the protection of their driver’s license and the available defenses in court.

D.U.I. is a serious criminal charge which carries up to six (6) months in jail and a one (1) year driver’s license revocation for the first offense. A second conviction carries up to nine (9) months to one (1) year in jail and a mandatory five (5) years minimum driver’s license revocation, if convicted within five years of the prior conviction. The penalties are even higher for subsequent convictions.

In Florida, DUI can be either a Felony or a Misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.   You may also be charged with and convicted of  multiple DUI’s arising out of one incident, depending on how many “victims” there are, or how much property damage ocurred.

At Ticket Law Center, we aggressively and zealously defend those accused of D.U.I., Suspended License cases, Reckless Driving, accidents, and all traffic and criminal offenses. We are trial lawyers and offer a high caliber legal defense at a reasonable fee.

This is attorney Albert M. Quirantes. As your private traffic criminal defense trial attorneys, my goal is to successfully defend your D.U.I. and traffic case in court, protect your driver’s license, and keep insurance costs down.


Under Florida  law, if you do not file a petition for a Formal Administrative Review Hearing challenging your license suspension within ten (10) days of your arrest, you will suffer a “hard” driver’s license suspension, with no work permit. You will also have a record of your D.U.I. suspension in your permanent driver’s license record.

If your license was suspended on the spot and you did not file for a hearing within 10 days, we may still be able to help you obtain a 24 hour business or work permit drivers license for most of your suspension period.

Attorney Albert M. Quirantes would like to protect your rights. Our legal fees are reasonable and based on the circumstances of each case. We understand how devastating the charge of D.U.I., possible jail time, and loss of license can be to a family. We care!

Act fast and protect your rights which you might be giving up if you do not hire an expert attorney immediately. If you wish to speak to a Ticket Law Center Attorney, please call today to set up a free, no obligation consultation. Nationwide call: 1-800-333-LEGAL.

Remember, a D.U.I. conviction will stay on your record permanently. Don’t ignore these charges, they can become very expensive later. It’s your future. Call for your FREE consultation now.