Temporary Business Purposes License
DUI Florida Attorney from Tampa and friend of the site, Lawyer Michael P. Maddux, www.madduxattorneys.com, just updated us on recent developments at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Administrative Reviews, DHSMV / BAR. Michael tells me that the policy of issuing Business Purposes License is changing. Now, a BPO will be valid through seven (7) working days after the hearing.
Also the DHSMV / BAR is implementing a new policy. This new policy regards the responsibility of the BAR supervisor and hearing officers concerning paperwork issues. The DHSMV / BAR has also asked their legal staff for a legal review of their policy. This review will concentrate on how to handle subpoenaed officers who do not show up for hearings.
So the legal staff has until the middle of September to respond regarding the failure to appear by law enforcement witnesses. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is seeking to return the administrative formal review process to some semblance of fairness. We remain concerned about drivers’ rights to a fair hearing at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Administrative Reviews.