Many Tampa DUI lawyers are often asked about how quick someone can get their hardship license because of the ten-day limitation from their DUI arrest to get their hardship license. As you can imagine, these folks are primarily concerned about being able to drive to work, school or the activities necessary for their day-to-day lives as quick as possible with a limit ten-day deadline. The Tampa DUI lawyers of Hackworth Law are primarily concerned about insuring you keep and maintain your business purposes only or hardship license as it’s more commonly known, throughout the entire pendency of your driving under the influence charge to avoid major inconveniences or hardships during your day-to-day life.
First, you’ll be able to receive your hardship license within the first ten days of your DUI arrest if you retain the DUI attorneys of Hackworth Law immediately after receiving a ticket and you’ve had no prior DUIs. Additionally, it’s required that your license isn’t suspended for any other purpose. This is generally an issue because if you do not have a license at the time you’ll also be charged with driving on a suspended license and it may prevent you from getting your hardship.
A new law that took effect on July 1st, 2013, which permitted folks to waive their formal review hearing and immediately receive their business purposes only license/hardship license, if they have proof of enrolling in DUI school. It is critical to point out though the initial hardship license will not necessarily go beyond the date of resolving the case. It is necessary to ensure that your business purposes only license is still active or it must be immediately renewed. For example, if an individual received their business purposes only license on September 15th, 2013, and the business purposes only license had an expiration date of March 15th, 2014, but they entered a guilty plea to DUI on December 1st, 2013, the business purposes only license is suspended on December 1st, assuming the court suspends the license. As you can imagine, this is incredibly confusing to majority of individuals and can lead to folks either being charged with driving while license suspended or revoked or driving with no valid driver’s license. Either of these charges could potentially affect one’s ability to maintain their business purposes only license after pleading, when renewing your hardship license with the DHSMV. It is critical that individuals who plea to a driving under the influence charge complete DUI school and have their new insurance policy as required by Florida Law prior to pleading to the DUI charge, so that they can immediately go to the Florida Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicles to renew their business purposes only license. This will ensure there are no gaps where the party has to either drive without a license or sit and wait to complete further requirements without a business purposes only license. The nuances of the new law passed last July make it even more important to retain an experienced Tampa DUI lawyer to avoid these sort of issues in the hardship license/business purposes only license process. For your convenience, we provided a link to the DHSMV’s website regarding DUI suspensions.
If you or someone you know is concerned about their hardship license/business purposes only license during their Tampa DUI process, contact with Tampa DUI attorneys of Hackworth Law for free case consultation period. The Tampa DUI attorneys of Hackworth Law always offer free case consultations and have handled thousands of DUI cases throughout the Tampa Bay area. If you’d like to contact one of our Tampa DUI attorneys immediately, use the “contact us now” in the upper right hand corner of the website. We appreciate your time and attention. Look forward to hearing from you.