New Smyrna Beach is known as a popular beach town and tourist destination. About an hour’s drive from Orlando, New Smyrna Beach allows driving on the beach like Daytona but is generally a little quieter. New Smyrna Beach has shops and cafes, and a thriving arts community, and has wide and flat beaches that are known for surfing. Combine all that with hot weather and New Smyrna Beach bars and DUI arrests are not uncommon. If you have been accused of a DUI in New Smyrna Beach you need to speak with a New Smyrna Beach DUI Attorney within 10 days of your arrest. Attorney Kevin J. Pitts has prosecuted and defended New Smyrna Beach DUI cases. Mr. Pitts started his legal career as a prosecutor in Daytona Beach spending 19 months prosecuting DUI and misdemeanor cases. In 2010 Kevin J. Pitts went into private practice focusing on DUI defense, criminal defense and traffic ticket defense. Mr. Pitts now has offices in Sanford and Daytona Beach. Attorney Kevin J. Pitts has successfully completed the Florida breath test operator training course giving him firsthand experience with the Intoxilyzer 8000. The Intoxilyzer 8000 is the only breath test machine admissible in Florida.
If you are arrested for a DUI in New Smyrna Beach or the surrounding areas in Florida you have 10 days to request or waive a formal review to obtain a hardship license. If you do not take action within 10 days your license will be automatically suspended for 12 months on a breath, blood or urine refusal (no driving for the first 90 days) 6 months on a breath or blood test (no driving for the first 30 days). As of July 1, 2013 it is possible to waive the formal review and immediately obtain a hardship license. This is only possible on first DUI case. You must pay $225, sign up for the DUI class and be Florida real ID compliant. This will place a suspension on your record but it also allows you to drive to work or school, to maintain your livelihood, to drive to religious activities and to drive to doctor’s appointments. Call New Smyrna Beach DUI Attorney Kevin J. Pitts at 386-451-5112 for a free case evaluation and discuss your driver’s license options.