What Happens When You Are Arrested For A Daytona Beach DUI
After the accused is bonded out in a DUI case they will have to go to the Bureau of Administrative Reviews within 10 days or their license will be suspended. As of 5/2013 first time DUI defendants have two options at the Bureau of Administrative Reviews. They can waive their right to a formal review and immediately receive a restricted driver’s license if the driver has no prior DUI or DUI related offenses and is in compliance with the Florida Real ID Act upon payment of an additional $25 fee. If the defendant can beat the administrative suspension the restricted license could be avoided but this would typically be a substantial risk to take so early in the case.
After the administrative process is dealt with the defendant will have an arraignment. The arraignment is the initial court date after release from jail. The arraignment is separate from the administrative hearing. If a Daytona Beach DUI attorney is retained the arraignment can be waived. Resolving the case at arraignment is not a good idea because the state has reviewed the evidence but usually the defendant has not. Making a decision to resolve a case without thoroughly reviewing the evidence is reckless at best. If a not guilty plea is entered the case will be set for a pre-trial conference. The pre-trial conference is when the posture of the case is set. The case can be set for motions, set for trial, set for a plea, a plea can be entered or a continuance can be requested. If a plea is entered the case will be closed. If a motion is argued it could suppress evidence or get the case thrown out if granted. If the case is set for trial the next court date will be jury selection or docket review depending on the judge.