Florida DUI Case Timeline
How long do Florida DUI cases take?
Florida DUI criminal trial process
3 Month DUI Case Timeline
Every case is different. However, most Florida DUI cases take 3 months or less to resolve.
Bond out of jail – if you are local, you will probably be released on your own recognizance.
Get your car from the tow truck lot.
Get money together for your defense.
Retain me for your DUI case before 10 days are up.
I do a public records request for all information relating to your DUI case including police reports, audio, video, witness statements, etc.
I will have already requested a formal review hearing with the DMV.
I will have already applied for temporary driving permit if this is your first DUI.
I will have your temporary driving permit at my office usually within 4 business days of you hiring me.
I will request subpoenas to get witnesses to come to the DMV hearing.
I will represent and defend you at the formal review hearing to try and get your driver’s license back.
I should receive the public records request information back on your DUI case. That will include police reports and videos typically.
You will attend DUI School (if needed).
I go to court for you. You don’t have to show up.
I receive evidence against you from the State including the audio and videotape of your arrest.
File defense motions to suppress.
File defense motions to dismiss.
File defense motions in limine (to keep out inadmissible evidence).
I go to court for you and ask for another court date for a motion hearing, trial or a plea.
Motions to suppress or dismiss are heard.
The case will be tried before a jury.
If you have no motions and your case is not a triable case, a plea conference will be held.
Note that a plea conference is the last resort in a DUI criminal case.