In Florida, 4th Fourth DUI may not mean a lifetime without driving, if Florida Governor Crist signs a new law, according to a video report recently reviewed by Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer W.F. Casey Ebsary, Jr. of Tampa, Florida. Mr. Ebsary has practiced DUI defense for a number of years and has long been concerned about lifetime driving bans in Florida after a Fourth DUI Conviction. Even individuals with long periods of sobriety and recovery have been banned from obtaining a Florida Driver’s License or Business Purposes Only (BPO) license for life.Update: 06/04/10 Approved by Governor Friday, June 04, 2010 4:51 PM
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Excerpts from the New DUI License Law:
“(3) If the person is convicted of: (e) A fourth or subsequent offense of driving under the influence, the ignition interlock device shall be installed for a period of not less than 5 years.”
“(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 322.28(2)(e), a person whose driving privilege has been permanently revoked because he or she has been convicted four or more times of violating s. 316.193 or former s. 316.1931 may, upon the expiration of 10 years after the date of the last conviction or the expiration of 10 years after the termination of any incarceration under s. 316.193 or former s. 316.1931, whichever is later, petition the department for reinstatement of his or her driving privilege.”
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