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 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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