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What are some important rules at the DUI Program?

DUI Schools Consequence
DUI Schools Consequence

Tampa’s DUI Counterattack program which is the official DUI school in Hillsborough County, Florida emphasizes a few important rules. The program requires abstinence from alcohol and drugs during registration, classes, and evaluation sessions. Students who are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs for registration, class, and evaluation sessions will be dismissed and charged the full fee for the program when they try to reschedule for the evaluation and or the class. Completion of the DUI program is required to keep any temporary Business Purposes Only driving privileges.

The school requires appropriate behavior in a tire at all times. Again, violation of that rule results in dismissal from registration, the evaluation, or class. If you are dismissed from the program the DUI school reports to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles that such a violation occurred and it is likely any temporary driving permit will be revoked.

There are many federal privacy rules at play when it comes to contacting the DUI school. The DUI school notes that Federal confidentiality regulations demand that only limited information of a general nature may be given on the telephone by the DUI school staff.


What is the DUI Program in Tampa Hillsborough County, Florida?

What is the DUI Program in Tampa Hillsborough County, Florida?
What is the DUI Program in Tampa Hillsborough County, Florida?

The DUI program in Tampa’s Hillsborough County Florida has classes conducted by a certified Instructor and an evaluation appointment with a certified Evaluator. Class schedules are assigned when fees are paid in full.

Weekend, evening, and daytime classes are available. Classroom locations are available in Tampa and Brandon. The Level I program comprises the evaluation appointment and a twelve (12) hour course of instruction. The Level II program comprises the evaluation appointment and a twenty-one (21) hour course of instruction.

The evaluation appointment is approximately one hour unless registering online or by mail. Appointments are assigned at the time of registration.


How much does DUI school cost?

How much does DUI school cost?
How much does DUI school cost?

How much does DUI school cost?

The bureau of administrative reviews requires proof of enrollment at dui school.

Price List

  • $288.00 The registration fee is for first offenders (Levell) or
  • $433.00 for multiple offenders (Level II).
  • $15.00 The fee includes the $15.00 state assessment fee, a
  • $5.00 testing fee and a
  • $3.00 breath tube fee.
  • $16.00 – An additional $16.00 fee will be charged for the lifetime Florida Driving Record. Some out of state driving records are available, fees vary by state.

The registration fee must be paid in cash, money order, certified check Visa. MasterCard, Discover Card or debit card. Personal checks are not accepted. If you are coming in person, please allow at least 45 minutes for registration.

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Where to Attend DUI School in Hillsborough County / Tampa, Florida

DUI School in Hillsborough County / Tampa Florida
DUI School in Hillsborough County / Tampa Florida

Where to attend DUI School?

Enrollees must register for DUI School in the county where they live, work, or attend school, unless an exception has been granted.

Enrollment may be done on the Internet, in person at the DUI School, or via mail-in registration.

For enrollment please present proof of positive identification (a picture ID is required such as a Driver License, Florida ID Card, work ID or Military ID).

A readable copy of the DUI arrest affidavit or traffic crash report. results of breath test and/or urine or blood test, and an original lifetime driving record are necessary for the evaluation.

The lifetime driving record is required for the state where you last held a driver license.

Here is a link to the official Hillsborough County Florida DUI School website.


Here are a few more frequently asked questions / FAQ

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University of South Florida DUI – USF DUI


University of South Florida DUI

College Students

Driving Under The Influence

At the University of South Florida, DUI conviction can have impacts beyond just staying on your driving record for the next 10 years. In addition, you can lose student financial aid including Bright Futures benefits. DUI Attorney  W.F. “Casey” Ebsary, Jr. explains University of South Florida Police (USFPD) have conducted DUI checkpoints / DUI saturation patrols since 2006. The USFPD has 43 officers. The USFPD patrol all of the campus and the areas surrounding the campus. Because the University of South Florida DUI cases have a payoff – awards. Furthermore, one DUI contest got the agency a fully loaded Chevrolet Tahoe.
Source: tampabay.com/news/education/college/crime-down-arrests-up-at-usf

University of South Florida DUI Police Enforcement
University of South Florida DUI Police Enforcement

Dui Defense Attorney Casey Ebsary, also notes that USF Police Department conduct Saturation Patrols on and around the Tampa, Florida campus. Another press release warned, “The University of South Florida Police Department will conduct DUI Saturation Patrols within our community on January 13, 2012.  This patrol will begin at 2:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 a.m.”

Read about the consequences of a DUI for a driver under 21 years old.

As a result, DUI enforcement by “USF Police Officers . . . use this DUI Saturation Patrol to identify impaired drivers in an effort to keep our streets safe.  Impaired drivers . . . will face arrest and prosecution.” Students caught likely will face driver’s license suspension and criminal prosecution. In addition, these students will face action by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Some issues in the Student Code of Conduct raised by a University of South Florida DUI are below.

Student Code of Conduct

  • “The conduct process may be initiated against a student charged with conduct that potentially violates both the criminal law and/or the Student Code of Conduct.”
  • “Students are responsible for compliance with all public laws.”
  • “Misuse or Possession of Illegal Drugs.”
  • “Misuse of Alcohol.”

A sample of Prior University of South Florida DUI Checkpoint

Sobriety Checkpoint on the USF Campus
Sobriety Checkpoint on the USF Campus

We uncovered a report of a DUI Checkpoint Roadblock on the Tampa Campus. It is “USF Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint.” The University of South Florida Police Department will host a Sobriety Checkpoint on Campus on May 15, 2013, beginning at 11:00 pm. . . . [This is ] followed by a four-hour saturation patrol. During this time, USF Police Officers will seek . . . impaired drivers in an effort to keep our streets safe. So impaired drivers . . . will face arrest and prosecution. Furthermore, this operation is part of a comprehensive, collaborative approach to traffic safety by the USF Police Department. Finally, the USF Police Department has primary jurisdiction on and about property owned or controlled by the University of South Florida.

Aggressive Campus Cops

Someone needs to tell DUI Officer Michael Tinney about their primary jurisdiction. We have yet to defend a single DUI arrest, he made on campus. The USF Police Department awarded Officer Tinney Officer of the Year and DUI Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2012. He also received an award from Hillsborough County Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his DUI Enforcement in 2012. Officer Tinney actively participates in all enforcement campaigns and leads the DUI Checkpoints for his squad.”  He is a DUI arrest award winner in the campus police department’s DUI arrest contest.

 Here is a downloadable copy of the USF DUI Checkpoint Announcement.

University of South Florida DUI – USF  News

Designated Driver Study

Designated drivers not so sober
Designated drivers not so sober

“When it comes to going out and drinking with friends, most students are capable of securing a designated driver. But according to a USF study, most of these students are putting their lives in the hands of ‘less drunk’ rather than ‘sober’ drivers.”
And “A group of public relations students, led by assistant professor Kelly Werder, conducted surveys and focus-group research for the Tampa Alcohol Coalition and found most USF students think a DUI has the same consequential impact as a speeding ticket.”   By Elise Bouchard of the USF Oracle

Another DUI Checkpoint Report

USF DUI Checkpoint

Casey Ebsary, a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, received a tip that there will be a DUI checkpoint on campus this weekend, July 8. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the University of South Florida USF Police Department will conduct the sting and it will apparently be on campus. Most noteworthy these checkpoints are usually posted on the Sheriff’s website, but this one was not. Recently, we obtained a police manual for these types of checkpoints.

Source: http://brandon.patch.com/articles/dui-busting-aim-of-heightened-usf-hcso-patrols

DUI Checkpoint Video for iPhone

Previous Coverage Of State University Campus DUI

DUI Means Expulsion from the University

Got DUI – Get Expelled: “UF looks beyond campus for DUI cases – They may try to hide it from Mom and Dad, but University of Florida (UF) students caught driving drunk in Alachua County won’t be able to hide it from UF administrators. This month, UF began regularly monitoring off-campus DUI convictions. Students convicted of DUI in the county won’t just face criminal courts, they will go before UF’s Office of Student Judicial Affairs, where they could face suspension or expulsion.
Student Judicial Affairs already hears between 30 and 40 on-campus DUI cases each year. But that number will likely go up now that UF is looking beyond its borders, said Eugene Zdziarski, UF’s dean of students. First-time offenders in the system are typically suspended from school for a year, Zdziarski said. Repeat offenders, however, can face expulsion, he said.”

Campus of University of South Florida DUI Arrests on the Rise

“More than twice as many students were arrested for drunken driving on campus in 2005 than in 2004 because of University Police Department’s new chief and UF President Bernie Machen’s alcohol policies, University Police spokesman Lt. Joe Sharkey said. There were 111 arrests for DUIs on campus in 2005, 44 arrests in 2004 and 56 arrests in 2003, according to University Police Department crime statistics. “
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