If you are accused of a Putnam County DUI you need to speak with a Putnam County DUI attorney as soon as possible. Our Palatka DUI lawyers understand how to defend these cases. You must take action within 10 days of a DUI arrest or important rights can be permanently waived and your driver’s license will be automatically suspended. These rights include the right to a formal review of the administrative suspension of your driver's license. As of July 1, 2013 if it is your first DUI arrest you can request and waive the formal review. This allows you to be immediately eligible for a hardship or restricted license. This restriction lasts 6 months in breath test cases and 12 months in refusal cases. You should speak to an experienced Putnam County DUI attorney before waiving the formal review. The law has changed and the breath test operator and arresting officer must attend the hearing if subpoenaed. If they do not attend the administrative suspension can now be overturned. The administrative suspension is only half the battle in a Palatka DUI case. The criminal part of the case can also result in a driver’s license suspension, considerable fines, probation, jail, community service and classes. If you have prior DUI cases the consequences can be even more serious. You remain innocent until proven guilty and the State must prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. When you retain our attorney’s the State will have to fight to prove their case. We know the defenses and we know how to get results. Our experienced Palatka DUI attorneys are just a phone call away. The initial consultation is always free. Call 386-451-5112 to discuss your legal options with our Putnam County DUI attorneys.