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What is a DHSMV hearing?

For many Florida drivers, losing one's driving privileges can be devastating, especially for commercial drivers who rely on a driver's license to make a living. For other motorists, everyday commutes to work, school, or other daily tasks can become difficult or impossible.

In the state of Florida, drivers who have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) will only have 10 days to request a hearing with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The hearing is primarily used to determine whether or not a driver should have his or her licensed suspended for operating a motor vehicle while allegedly under the influence. Because your DHSMV administrative hearing will be time sensitive, what you do in the moments immediately following an arrest can prove to be critical to the outcome of your case.

As an experienced Melbourne criminal defense attorney, Steven G. Casanova is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and knows how to protect your driving privileges when your license is at risk.

DUI? Don't Cry! Hire Our Melbourne Defense Lawyer.

DUI-related offenses will require the attention of a Brevard County criminal defense lawyer with an extensive background. Unlike most criminal offenses, DUI arrests require representation for two separate cases: one in criminal court and another before the DHSMV. Without strong legal representation, you could not only put your driving privileges at risk, but you could be putting your rights and freedoms at risk as well.

Whereas the criminal courts will be searching primarily for evidence of guilt, the DHSMV will be searching primarily for evidence that proves that you were operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08% or above. Attorney Casanova is a certified breath test maintenance technician and a licensed Intoxilyzer 5000 operator. With this unique background, he has the insight that is needed to challenge any Breathalyzer results that may have led to your arrest and help prevent your license from suspension or revocation.

You only have 10 days. Call Steven G. Casanova, P.A. immediately!

At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., we are dedicated to defending the rights of the accused and have been successfully doing so since 1999. Hire us to bring the same level of advocacy to your hearing so that we can help you fight to keep your driving privileges!

If you wish to learn more about your administrative license hearing, call our Brevard County DHSMV hearing lawyer today and schedule your free case consultation. We proudly represent the accused and Spanish speakers throughout Florida.

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    I hired Mr. Casanova in 2017. Mr. Casanova and Staff were extremely professional and helpful from the moment I hired them. Mr. Casanova was very thorough in explaining how the process would work from beginning to end. I could call his office at anytime and be treated with the upmost respect from all staff, and had any all questions answered. I would highly recommend Mr. Casanova and Staff!
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    After interviewing 2 top Criminal Defense Attorneys in Melbourne, we selected Mr. Casanova. The case ended up with a very favorable outcome considering my prior record. His team was always available and professional throughout the process. The wheels of justice move slow, and Mr. Casanova was able to use this to my advantage. Highly recommended!
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    I had never been in trouble with the law before. I was referred to Casanova Law by a friend of mine who was previous client of Mr. Casanova's. I originally spoke over the phone with the paralegal, and she took the time to explain the entire process. She was very knowledgeable and put my mind to ease. Throughout my case I called the office multiple times and the staff was always kind and able to help me and answer my questions. I only had to go to court once, which was nice because of work. Mr. Casanova was professional, yet casual, not typical attorney stereotype. Very pleased with the outcome.
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    I hired Steve not once but twice. One of my favorite things about him is his energy in the court room and the rooms energy when he is in it, he has been working in Brevard for many years and has built a great relationship with “the other side”; the judges, state attorneys, so on and so forth.My other favorite thing was his ability to get me and my loved one out of a lot of trouble. Steve not only handled my fathers’ case perfectly, but my case as well. He was attentive, personable yet professional , truly a pleasure to work with and If I ever need assistance again , I’m going to Casanova!
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