If you were arrested for a DUI and missed the deadline to appeal your license suspension with the DMV, you may still be able to get a hardship license. A hardship or restricted license grants you limited driving privileges for necessary trips, including commutes to and from work, school, or medical appointments. The experienced attorneys from Rudenberg & Glasser, P.A., share how to apply for a restricted license after a DUI offense.
How to Get a Hardship License in Florida
The first thing you'll need to do is enroll in DUI school, or an Advancement Driver Improvement course, to apply for a hardship license. You may not be able to apply immediately; if you took a DUI test and your BAC was above .08%, you will have to wait 30 days to apply. However, if you refused to take a breath test during your DUI arrest, you have to wait thru the first 90 days of your one-year administrative suspension before you can apply for a hardship license.
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 days and weeks after a DUI arrest are always confusing and difficult. Don’t go through the process on your own; let our Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyers guide you. We can challenge the state's case and vigorously protect your rights. Working with Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
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