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DMV Administrative Review

Review Hearings For Administrative Suspensions And Disqualifications

When a person is arrested for a DUI in Florida, the driver can face a lengthy interval of license suspension. However, a driver facing DUI charges can fight to have their driver’s license reinstated. According to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a driver can request a DMV Administrative hearing within 10 days of a DUI arrest. During this hearing, the department will determine whether the driver is able to keep his/her driving privileges or if a license suspension will take effect.

Each DUI incident must be handled on a case-by-case basis. However, there are three common situations, including people who submit to a blood-alcohol level concentration (BAC) Breathalyzer test and blow equal to or higher than a 0.08, those who refuse a chemical test, and those who are caught with BAC higher than .02 and are under the age of 21. Below is a list of the different ways each case is handled.

1. Those who blow higher than 0.08

  • Person must demonstrate proof of enrollment in a DUI program or school and apply for an administrative hearing for hardship reinstatement
  • must serve 30 days without driver license or permit before eligibility for hardship reinstatement

2. Those who refuse a chemical test

  • Person must serve 90 days without driver's license or permit before reinstatement
  • No hardship reinstatement for two or more refusals.

3. Those who blow higher than 0.02 and are under the age of 21

  • Must complete a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education prior to hardship reinstatement
  • If the minor blows higher than 0.05 or higher, he/she must complete DUI program before hardship reinstatement
  • Must serve 30 days without driver's license or permit before hardship reinstatement.

Drivers who have refused chemical tests more than once, or have been convicted of a DUI two or more times will not be eligible to obtain a hardship reinstatement. Additionally, a commercial motor vehicle driver cannot acquire a hardship license to drive a commercial vehicle.

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