Jacksonville FL Hardship Drivers License after DUI DWI

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Get Back on the Road with a FL Drivers License

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Florida, you have a lot of questions.  A Jacksonville DUI Lawyer can help you.  You want to know about the Jacksonville Florida DUI Penalties for Driving Under the Influence.  You are thinking about your Jacksonville suspended drivers license.  Read Florida Suspended Drivers License for Jacksonville DUI for more information about DUI and DWI drivers license suspensions.

If you have been arrested for Jacksonville driving under the influence, you should talk to a Jacksonville criminal lawyer at 20 Miles Law.  Call 20 Miles Law for help from a Jacksonville criminal attorney.  You only have 10 days to make a written request for an administrative hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

If your FL drivers license has been suspended, you may be eligible for a hardship license.  The FL hardship license laws are in Florida Statutes 322.271 and 322.28.  You may also go to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ website:

1.  First Conviction: Must complete DUI school, apply to department for hearing for possible hardship reinstatement. Mandatory ignition interlock device for up to six months for BAL of .15.

2.  Second Convictions (or more): No hardship license except as provided below. Mandatory ignition interlock device for one year, or for two years if BAL is greater than .20.

3.  Second Conviction Within 5 Years: (5-Year Revocation) May apply for hardship reinstatement hearing after one year. Must complete DUI school and remain in the DUI supervision program for the remainder of the revocation period (failure to report for counseling or treatment shall result in cancellation of the hardship license). Applicant may not have consumed any alcoholic beverage or controlled substance or driven a motor vehicle for 12 months prior to reinstatement. Mandatory ignition interlock device for one year or for two years if BAL is greater than .15.

4.  Third Conviction Within 10 Years: (10-Year Revocation) May apply for hardship reinstatement hearing after two years. Must complete DUI school and remain in the DUI supervision program for the remainder of the revocation period (failure to report for counseling or treatment shall result in the cancellation of the hardship license). Applicant may not have consumed any alcoholic beverage or controlled substance or driven a motor vehicle for 12 months prior to reinstatement.  Mandatory ignition interlock device for two years.

5.  DUI Manslaughter With No Prior DUI Related Conviction: (Permanent Revocation): May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 5 years have expired from date of revocation or expired from date of term of incarceration provided the following requirements have been met:
A.  Has not been arrested for a drug-related offense for at least 5 years prior to the hearing;
B.  Has not driven a motor vehicle without a license for at least 5 years prior to the hearing;
C.  Has been alcohol and drug-free for at least 5 years prior to the hearing; and
D.  Must complete a DUI school and must be supervised under the DUI program for the remainder of the revocation period (failure to report for counseling or treatment shall result in cancellation of the hardship license).
E.  Ignition interlock device required for two years.

6.  Manslaughter, DUI Serious Bodily Injury, or Vehicular Homicide Convictions: (3 Year Revocation): May immediately apply for hardship reinstatement hearing. Must complete DUI school or advanced driver improvement course.

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