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Reinstating Your License after a Florida DUI

By Thomas & Paulk, P.A.  Sep. 12, 2012 12:51p

A conviction of a first-time DUI in Florida generally results in a license revocation starting on the date of the conviction and lasting from 180 days up to one year. Before the revocation period ends, you may submit an application in the county where you reside for a hardship license. If ordered by the court in your DUI case, you will have to complete DUI school or alcohol treatment first. Your application can then be submitted to an Administrative Review Office for approval.

Those who wait to reinstate their license after the revocation period has ended will also be required to show proof of enrollment or completion of DUI school and completion of any alcohol treatment ordered by the court. If you fail to complete DUI school within 90 days after your license has been reinstated, you will once again lose your driving privileges until you provide proof of completion. Also, if you fail to complete any required treatment that was ordered by the judge as part of your case, your license will also be canceled. Reinstatement of your license will include administration fees, reinstatement fees, and license fees. You will also be required to show proof of bodily injury liability and property damage liability insurance.

Losing your license is only one of the many consequences that will follow any Florida DUI conviction, which also includes potential jail time, heavy financial penalties, community service, probation, and a permanent criminal record.

Enlist the Services of an Experienced DUI Defense Attorney

A DUI conviction can have long-lasting negative effects on your life and future. Fighting these consequences is important and can often be accomplished with the assistance of a qualified attorney. At the law firm of Thomas & Paulk, P.A. the legal team has earned a local and national recognition for its outstanding knowledge and skill in DUI defense. They have been featured on local and national TV challenging the "No Refusal" program regarding enforced breathalyzer testing.

To get the experienced and legal help you need after any Florida DUI arrest, contact the firm to schedule a free consultation with a Tampa DUI attorney today.

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