There Are Two Types:

  1. Business Purposes Only – this type of hardship license restricts your driving only to necessary activities related to your livelihood. This includes your commute to and from work, driving to school, on the job driving, and driving for church or medical visits
  2. Employment Purposes Only – a work purposes only hardship license restricts your privileges to employment-related driving only.

How Do I Apply for a DUI Hardship License?

After you have been arrested for a DUI you can obtain a hardship license by

  1. Enrolling in DUI School
  2. Bring Proof of Enrollment to the DHSMV Administrative Review Office

The DHSMV office has an application that must be filled out, and they require a $12.00 filing fee.

Why an Application for a Hardship License May Be Denied?

  • The Driver refused to take a breath test and you have not completed the first 90 days of your one-year administration suspension period. However, if you took the breath test, and it was above .08, you would have to wait 30 days.
  • This is the driver’s 2nd or subsequent suspension for breath test refusal or if you person has been convicted of DUI section 316.193 two or more times.
  • Driver lost their commercial driver license (CDL) cannot obtain a hardship license to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Driver was charged or convicted of vehicular manslaughter or criminal vehicular manslaughter
  • Driver charged with DUI caused serious bodily injury
  • This is the driver’s third offense more than 10 years after 2nd conviction under ¬§322.282(2)(a) & F.A.C.15A-1.019(5)(a).

How Long With the Hardship License Last For?

The remaining period of the original suspension or revocation.

If you need help obtaining your hardship license its important that you call and speak to an attorney today. Call Dadan Law Firm at 772-579-0347.