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Can You Get Your License Reinstated After A DUI in Florida?

Posted on : July 24, 2018, By:  Steve Taylor

Being accused of a DUI in Florida and later being charged with the criminal charges can be extremely overwhelming for a person who is either on vacation or is a resident of Florida. A first time DUI in the state of Florida will lead to a six month or up to one-year revocation of the license. This becomes effective on the conviction date.

A first time DUI in which an accident involves serious injury will lead to a minimum of a three-year revocation of the license also effective on the conviction date. Before the period of revocation expires, a driver may be eligible to apply for a hardship license in the county in which they live. They must be able to show completion of a treatment provider if referred by the court and completion of a DUI program.

It’s important to keep track of all the details if you originally lost your license because of a DUI. When you go to get the license reinstated, you must ensure you have completed everything the state required. If you failed to do this, your license will not be reinstated and you’ll have to start all over again. You can also talk to your criminal defense lawyer about what to do next.

Proof of enrollment of a DUI program is required if the customer waits to reinstate his or her license until the revocation period has expired. Failing to complete a course within 90 days after the license being reinstated, will lead to the person’s driver’s license being cancelled. An administrative fee, all license fees and a revocation reinstatement fee have to be paid when a person applies for a full privilege driver’s license or a hardship driver’s license after receiving a DUI in the state of Florida. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney if you find yourself in this complicated situation so that you can get the help and support you need.