• If you have a prior DHSMV DUI administrative suspension from Florida or another State for an unlawful breath result or for a refusal to blow, then you are INELIGIBLE to immediately get the hardship license.
  • If you have a prior criminal DUI Court suspension from Florida or another State, then you are INELIGIBLE to immediately get the hardship license.
  • If you have a prior DHSMV administrative suspension for an unlawful underage breath alcohol result, then you are INELIGIBLE to immediately get a hardship license.
  • If INELIGIBLE, you may challenge the administrative suspension and obtain a 42 day temporary business purposes only driving permit. Andrew will represent you at the administrative suspension hearing.

 

If you are Eligible, the following is the process to obtain an immediate hardship license:

  • Within 10 days of your arrest, you must enroll in DUI School (pay the full $276.50 fee) and have proof of payment (copy of receipt). Online information is here www.drivesafetampa.org (Hillsborough) or www.Safety.org (Pinellas).
  • Within 10 days of your arrest, you must goto the Bureau of Administrative Reviews office and complete the Waiver form. Hillsborough County; 2814 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33610, (813) 276-5795. Pinellas County 4585 140th Ave North, Suite 1002, Clearwater, Florida 33762, (727) 507-4405.
  • You must pay a $25 hardship hearing fee at the Bureau of Administrative Reviews and in order have a hardship hearing. At the hearing, attorney’s are not permitted, you may be asked why you need a hardship license (work, school, medical, and religious necessity) and if in the future you are arrested for a DUI will you blow or refuse. (You will provide a breath sample.)
  • After the hardship hearing at the Bureau of Administrative Review, you will be directed to the driver’s license office in the building behind the hearing office (Hillsborough County) to provide the required citizenship documentation. To see a list of approved documents go to www.gathergoget.com and pay the approximate $225 in fees to re-instate your driving privileges.
  • You will receive a new driver’s license with the business purposes only restriction. The DHSMV website will show you have a valid driver’s license with the license restriction noted above.

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