New Law Allows Reinstatement After Permanent License Revocation
Starting October 1, 2010, those whose last conviction (or release from incarceration) for DUI was more then 10 years ago are eligible to apply. (Effective October 1, 2011, the time reduces to 5 years.) A hearing must be held for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to determine whether the qualifications have been satisfied. The conditions include:
• No drug arrest for the past 5 years
• No driving for the past 5 years
• Drug free for the past 5 years
• Completion of DUI school
If all of the qualifications are met and the DHSMV approves the application, the person must be supervised by a DUI program throughout of the entire revocation period. The first year of license reinstatement is for business purpose only driving. Additionally, an ignition interlock device is required on the person’s vehicle for 5 years.
If you have had your license permanently suspended in Florida for DUI convictions, contact us to determine whether you might qualify for reinstatement under the new law.
Stephen Lawler, Esq.