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How to Get a Hardship License in Florida

A hardship license is a license that lets you drive for an essential purpose, usually for business or work purposes. A business purposes-only hardship license restricts your driving only to necessary activities such as committing to and from work, driving to school, driving for a job, and church or medical visits. A work hardship license restricts your driving privileges to employment-related driving only.  

Anyone who has had their license suspended for accumulating too many points is deemed a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO), or had their license restricted for another purpose, may need a hardship license to drive legally.

To apply for a hardship license after your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked, you typically must enroll in a Florida 12 Hour ADI (Aggressive Driver Improvement) course. You must then contact your local clerk’s office to get a copy of your driving record for the past 30 days. You will also have to complete an application for a hardship license and bring it to the DMV, along with your driving record and proof of enrollment in the driver improvement course.

You are likely ineligible for a hardship license if you:

  • Are arrested for two or more DUIs;
  • Had a commercial driver license (CDL) and had it revoked;
  • Are convicted of vehicular manslaughter; or
  • Are charged with a DUI causing serious bodily injury.

Our goal at Gans Law isn’t just to settle for you getting a hardship license but to get your actual driver’s license fully reinstated without the need for a hardship. Navigating the hardship license or reinstatement process can be lengthy and confusing. Call experienced Traffic Attorney Brandon Gans today to see how he can help you get a hardship license or a full reinstatement. 

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