Tampa DUI Lawyer To Challenge License Suspension | DUI Attorney W.F. “Casey” Ebsary Jr.

How can I get my driver’s license back?

Keep Your License, Impress Your Friends
Keep Your License, Impress Your Friends

DUI Tampa Attorney, Casey Ebsary can guide you through the process of getting your driver’s license back. First, you must properly challenge the suspension of your driver’s license. Next, if the driver wins the hearing, then you get your full driving privilege. Sometimes, while the challenge to the suspension is in progress, a driver can get a 42-day restricted business license. However, if you lose the hearing, there will be a hard suspension. During a hard suspension, you cannot drive for any reason. The length of the hard suspension is dependent on the driver’s prior record. With no prior DUI charges then the “otherwise eligible” driver can waive any challenge of the license suspension. Without challenging the license suspension the driver can obtain a business purposes only restricted driver’s license.

Read more about the reinstatement of a driver’s license after a DUI conviction. Then read the exact Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle DUI and Administrative License Suspension Laws here.

Review Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Forms to get back on the road legally.

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle DUI and Administrative License Suspension

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After, you can also read the precise legal description DHSMV Administrative License Suspension Laws.

Review Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Forms to get back on the road legally.

Who can get a hardship license (business purposes only or Employment Purposes Only) in Tampa Bay?

Eligible For Hardship Restricted FL License

Florida Statutes 322.271 (1)(c)2 refers to the hardship license or DUI restricted license as a “driving privilege restricted to business purposes only.”

A DUI, a breath result over .o8, or a refusal to submit to a chemical test is cause for driver’s license suspension. A driver with any of these cases may still seek a hardship license. In fact, the driver must have Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) Office hearing to ask for a hardship license. Of course, a hardship license is not automatic. Specifically, the driver and their attorney must work together to get this handled. Then together they must submit a proper request and all the supporting paperwork to the Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR). Last, a Hearing Officer reviews the driver’s needs to obtain a hardship license.

There is no guarantee. The hearing officer is kind of like a Judge. Therefore, Hearing Officer may or may not grant the request. Sometimes, they may rule a license is not necessary or the driver may be ineligible. The Clerk of Court and the Driver’s License issuing offices generally do not advise on issues of eligibility for a hardship license. We specifically advise you to contact your lawyer or the Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) for input on eligibility.

How to remove a hardship restriction from a Florida Driver’s License?

Remove Work Permit Only Restriction Off Of Driver's License

DUI Hardship Restrictions automatically expire after a suspension or revocation period is over. Assuming a driver has a valid issued Florida Driver’s license, including the plastic license card, a driver can drive with full privileges and may not be required to get a new plastic drivers license.

And please be careful. Again, driving in violation of your restriction results in an extended suspension on the driving record. It may get the driver arrested, put in jail, require a mandatory court appearance, and cause an additional suspension. If busted, your old license shows an old expiration date but the hardship restriction will not automatically be lifted until the new expiration date (due to the violation of restriction) has passed.

To get a new license issued without the restriction noted on the front of a driver’s plastic license, there are several required pieces of identification to establish identity under the Real ID law. Under the Real ID Act, the driver must produce Identification (ID) in the form of United States Birth Certificate, Proof of any name change(s), United States passport, INS documents, Social Security Card and 2 documents to prove address. There may be an exception if the applicant already has a Real ID Act / Law compliant Florida Driver’s License.

Review Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Forms to get back on the road legally.

Hire Casey NOW at (813) 222-2220 and rest easy knowing that Casey has been here before and knows how to convince opponents and jurors to do the right thing.