If you were arrested for a DUI and missed the deadline to appeal the charges, there is still a possibility to get a hardship license. A hardship or restricted license grants you limited driving privileges for necessary activities including commutes to and from work, school, or medical visits. The experienced attorneys from Rudenberg & Glasser, P.A., shared how to apply for a restricted license after a DUI offense.
How to Get a Hardship License in Florida
There are certain things you need to do to apply for a hardship license in Fort Lauderdale, including:
- Enroll in DUI School: You need to enroll in an Advancement Driver Improvement course to apply for a hardship license.
- Wait to Apply: You will most likely have to wait to apply for a hardship license. If you took the breath test, and your BAC was above .08%, you will have to wait 30 days. However, if you refused to take a breath test during your DUI arrest, you have to wait the first 90 days of your one-year administrative suspension before you can apply for a hardship license.
Florida Hardship License Hearings
Once you successfully apply for a DUI hardship license you will have to go to a hearing at the DHSMV office, the hearing officer will review your case and determine if you are qualified to receive a hardship license. You should explain to the hearing officer why you need the license so that they can evaluate if these limited driving privileges should be granted to you. If your hardship license was approved, you will need to take the approval letter to your local DMV office to get your restricted license.
Experienced Fort Lauderdale DUI Defense Attorneys
The time after a DUI arrest is always confusing and difficult. Don’t go through the process of obtaining a restricted license on your own and let the Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyers guide you. We challenge the government's allegations, and we vigorously protect our clients' rights. Working with Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
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