DUI Request For
Business Purposes Only
Business Purposes Only Driver’s License
DUI Defendants have a confusing decision to make. The State Of Florida Department Of Highway Safety And Motor Vehicles Bureau Of Administrative Reviews now allows a Request For Eligibility Review. The program is limited and there are a few drawbacks.
Using this form (HSMV 72034) the DUI Suspension can be limited, but not avoided. Waiver of the suspension hearing results in the automatic entry on your permanent driving record. The entry will indicate an alcohol-related traffic suspension for either refusing to take a breath test or a breath test result over .08.
Nevertheless, you or your lawyers can request a review of your record for the purpose of reviewing and determining eligibility for immediate reinstatement of your driving privilege on a restricted basis as provided in section 322.2615(1)(b)3, Florida Statutes.
The driver must understand the restriction is for Business Purposes Only as defined in section 322.271, Florida Statutes and the driver must pay a $25.00 filing fee for this review, pursuant to section 322.21(9)(a). The driver must also pay a reinstatement fee of around $200.00 to get the restricted license.
Length of License Suspension for DUI
The driver must understand that the restricted license will be for the duration of the suspension period imposed under section 322.2615, Florida Statutes, as follows:
Driving with an Unlawful Breath-Alcohol or Blood-Alcohol Level = 6 months suspension
Refusal to Submit to a Breath, Blood or Urine Test = 1-year suspension
Reinstatement of the driving privilege on a restricted basis as set forth herein is conditioned on statutory eligibility requirements, including but not limited to enrollment in DUI School. A driver must also understand that acceptance of the reinstated driving privilege as provided in section 322.271(7) Florida Statutes, is deemed a waiver of my right to formal and informal review under section 322.2615, Florida Statutes.
The Form, HSMV 72034 (0512013) is available by email upon request from our office.
Florida Driver’s License Suspension Hearings. First of all, here is the Bureau of Administrative Reviews located in Clearwater, Florida. Most noteworthy, the office handles license suspension hearings for Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando Counties. Florida suspends licenses for a number of reasons. Furthermore, drivers regain driving privileges here after being charged with a DUI in Clearwater. Also, drivers can also obtain a Business Purposes Only license here. Finally, is your License Suspended? Call Casey at (813) 222-2220.
Mandatory Field Sobriety Testing Imposed in Clearwater, Florida
Before 2014, the attending officer had discretion in giving the roadside field sobriety tests (FST). Furthermore, these FST are usually “failed.” Early on January 23, 2014, two Clearwater DUI cops found the DUI driver was a fellow officer. They decided to give him a ride home with no FST. The public found out on April 29, 2014, when the Tampa Bay Times reported it. As a result, Clearwater police Chief Tony Holloway created a policy so this won’t happen again. Now almost everyone, not just suspects with a hint of alcohol on their breath can expect a run-around that almost always ends in DUI in Clearwater.
It seems like a minor punishment that these cops received 1-5 days of work suspension. But this is a major punishment for citizens. Now, most will “fail” these roadside “tests.” Later, they pass a breath test or are not guilty. Finally, here are some of the names mentioned: Seargent Sean Allaster, Officer Nicholas Capogna, and Seargent David Young. Thank you all for your service.
Clearwater Police FST Policy
The Clearwater Police Department requires EVERY officer to conduct roadside field sobriety tests EVERY time they suspect an intoxicated driver. If you need a lawyer’s help, call (813} 222-2220.
Lawyer Reports on Clearwater Police Department DUI Unit
Clearwater DUI Attorney reports that the Clearwater Police Department DUI Team is using “slick top”, video-equipped, mostly Ford Crown Victoria, marked police cruisers. Since the cars have no visible overhead emergency lights, they are harder to spot as cop cars. Also, the police primarily patrol high volume roads throughout the city for aggressive and impaired drivers. Due to the high number of DUI in Clearwater charged, all five (5) of the officers on the team have been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their aggressive enforcement of drunk driving laws. W.F. ”Casey Ebsary, Jr., a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer from Tampa is available at 877-793-9290 to assist in defending against aggressive enforcement of traffic laws.
Clearwater Sobriety Checkpoint
Police held a DUI Checkpoint on Fri Dec 22, 2017 in Clearwater, FL in the area of Ulmerton Rd & Starkey Rd
We Have Previously Reported:
Pinellas DUI Attorney notes a Clearwater Sobriety Checkpoint Friday, October 19, 10 pm to Saturday, October 20, 3 am, at the National Aviation Academy, 6225 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater. Also, this is the first time we have seen this location used to look for DUI in Clearwater.
Pinellas DUI Checkpoint 3655 Tampa Road Oldsmar, Florida | Sep 28, 2012
Largo DUI Checkpoint | Jul 29, 2012
Pinellas Deputies and Largo Police To Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint In Pinellas County in Largo. Deputies will conduct a DUI checkpoint tonight. Also, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has zero-tolerance for driving intoxicated from drinking or drugs.
Pinellas DUI Checkpoint | Feb 19, 2012
Since there is a DUI checkpoint there will be many people charged with DUI. Also, there will be arrests driving without a valid license and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Pinellas Holiday DUI Checkpoint | Dec 07, 2011
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries and save lives this Holiday season, Pinellas County deputies will conduct four DUI checkpoints over the next two weekends. The sobriety checkpoints will be conducted at multiple locations.
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.