DUI Hardship License Statute – Florida Statute 322.271

DUI Defense in Orange County and Seminole County, Florida

When you are arrested for DUI your first step is to obtain a temporary driving permit that is limited to “business purposes only” as defined by Florida Statute 322.271. You have 10 days following the date of your DUI arrest file a Request for Eligibility Review form to reinstate your license.

 

Florida Statute 322.271(7), Amended Effective October 1, 2013

Effective July 1, 2013, Florida Statute Section 322.271(7) provides for an immediate reinstatement process…” a person who has never previously had a driver license suspended under s. 322.2615 [an administrative suspension], has never been disqualified under section s. 322.64 [related to operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence], has never been convicted of a violation of s. 316.193 [DUI], and whose driving privilege is now suspended under section s. 322.2615 is eligible for a restricted driving privilege pursuant to a hearing under section (2).”

  • (a) For purposes of this subsection, a previous conviction outside of this state for driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, driving with an unlawful blood-alcohol level, or any other alcohol-related or drug-related traffic offense similar to the offense of driving under the influence as provided in s. 316.193 will be considered a previous conviction for a violation of s. 316.193, and a conviction for violation of former s. 316.028, former s. 316.1931, or former s. 860.01 is considered a conviction for a violation of s. 316.193.
  • (b) The reinstatement shall be restricted to business purposes only, as defined in this section, for the duration of the suspension imposed under s. 322.2615.(c) Acceptance of the reinstated driving privilege as provided in this subsection is deemed a waiver of the right to formal and informal review under s. 322.2615. The waiver may not be used as evidence in any other proceeding.

What this means is that if this is your first DUI arrest then you are immediately eligible to reinstate your driver’s license if you act within 10 days of your DUI arrest.

Call me with any DUI Question

Call me at 407-740-7275 to ask meany DUI or hardship license related question.

DUI Defense in Orange County and Seminole County, Florida

When you are arrested for DUI your first step is to obtain a temporary driving permit that is limited to “business purposes only” as defined by Florida Statute 322.271. You have 10 days following the date of your DUI arrest file a Request for Eligibility Review form to reinstate your license.

 

Florida Statute 322.271(7), Amended Effective October 1, 2013

Effective July 1, 2013, Florida Statute Section 322.271(7) provides for an immediate reinstatement process…” a person who has never previously had a driver license suspended under s. 322.2615 [an administrative suspension], has never been disqualified under section s. 322.64 [related to operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence], has never been convicted of a violation of s. 316.193 [DUI], and whose driving privilege is now suspended under section s. 322.2615 is eligible for a restricted driving privilege pursuant to a hearing under section (2).”

  • (a) For purposes of this subsection, a previous conviction outside of this state for driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, driving with an unlawful blood-alcohol level, or any other alcohol-related or drug-related traffic offense similar to the offense of driving under the influence as provided in s. 316.193 will be considered a previous conviction for a violation of s. 316.193, and a conviction for violation of former s. 316.028, former s. 316.1931, or former s. 860.01 is considered a conviction for a violation of s. 316.193.
  • (b) The reinstatement shall be restricted to business purposes only, as defined in this section, for the duration of the suspension imposed under s. 322.2615.(c) Acceptance of the reinstated driving privilege as provided in this subsection is deemed a waiver of the right to formal and informal review under s. 322.2615. The waiver may not be used as evidence in any other proceeding.

What this means is that if this is your first DUI arrest then you are immediately eligible to reinstate your driver’s license if you act within 10 days of your DUI arrest.

Call me with any DUI Question

Call me at 407-740-7275 to ask meany DUI or hardship license related question.

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