When you get a DUI in the State of Florida for refusing to submit to a breath test or for driving with a breath alcohol level of .08 or higher, you only have 10 days to save your driving privilege.
If you do not act quickly to either set an Administrative Hearing (often called a Formal Review), or alternatively, to waive your Formal Review and request an immediate work-purposes license (hardship license) you will have to endure a period known as a "hard" suspension - a period of time where you cannot drive at all. No hardship. No nothing.
If you are in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, or Monroe County (Florida Keys), please call me immediately after getting arrested so that we may discuss your options as far as getting your driver's license back.
If you wait beyond the 10 days, you cannot attempt to save your license.
You have options. You may fight the suspension or you may agree to an immediate hardship license (if you are eligible). There are pros and cons to each, but the important thing is that you act quickly and not wait beyond the 10 days.
My name is Eric Matheny. I am a DUI attorney serving South Florida and I would be honored to help you in getting your driver's license back.