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Three steps for applying for a hardship license in Florida

How to get a Florida Hardship License

If you have a suspended license in the state of Florida, follow the steps below to obtain a hardship license – so you can drive legally while getting your license back.

1. Sign up for the online 12 hour traffic school (ADI) class. One you’ve paid, you will receive a letter of enrollment.

2. Go to the Clerk of Court and get a “30 day search” of your driving record. This takes just a few minutes and they will give you a letter that provides information about your driving record.

3. After you’ve received the Letter of Enrollment from our Traffic School and a letter from the Clerk, you can go to the DMV and apply for a hardship license with a Hearing Officer. Later, you’ll still need to complete our 12 hour course within the deadline set by the DMV. If you are a “habitual offender” as indicated in the DMV Letter of Enrollment, you must complete the course before you can apply for the hardship license.

Online Traffic School Benefits

  • Take the course online course from the convenience and privacy of your home or work – No Classroom Necessary
  • Simple to use, no computer experience needed
  • Unlimited log-ins and log-outs so you can complete the course at your convenience – in your spare time
  • Get the certificate you need to get your full license back via email.

The Rules The steps above are for drivers that have had their license suspended in the state of Florida for points, as a habitual traffic offender (non-DUI related), or by court order. Some violations are not eligible for a hardship license:

Suspended license for being incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely Suspension is for one year. You are not eligible for a hardship license.

Conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Suspension is for 180 days – 1 year. DUI School completion and treatment, if referred, is required. You then can apply for a hardship license in any Administrative Reviews Office where you live.

Traffic School Testimonials

12 Hour Traffic School TestimonialThe course’s user-friendliness made the ordeal almost a pleasure. By taking the sections individually over a series of days, I found myself more aware of my driving each new day, and now notice a marked improvement in my general attitude when I’m on the road. R.B. Ft. Myers

 

Hardship License TestimonialI was able to complete it during lunch and breaks at work… Thanks a bunch! B.W. St. Petersburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(original article located at: http://www.lowestpricetrafficschool.com/florida/hardship-license.html )

Florida FR44 Insurance – How to File, What to Do, and How to Get it Cheap

If you’ve been convicted of a DUI in Florida, you’ll be required to obtain two insurance-related certificates in order to regain your driving privileges. These are the national SR22 form and the lesser-known FR44 form. While the procedure for obtaining the former has been documented exhaustively in print and online, there’s far less information available about the latter. Since the FR44 is a Florida-specific document that has few analogs elsewhere in the United States, it can be difficult to find reliable advice about procuring one.

First, it’s crucial to recognize the differences between the Florida SR22 and the Florida FR44. As a resident of a state that requires drivers to file an FR44 form, such as Florida and Virginia, you’ll most likely be required to pay upfront for your insurance coverage. In fact, Florida law prohibits insurers from charging monthly premiums on FR44 policies, which is more of a reason the insurance company will not “bend” on their billing options . This restriction is designed to protect the financial health of the insurers that operate the state and penalize DUI-convicted drivers in equal measure.

Unfortunately, the high cost of FR-44 policies means that this requirement will force you to make a substantial outlay in most cases, before getting back behind the wheel of your car. To make matters worse, Florida is notorious for its high insurance rates. After your DUI, it’s likely that your already-high auto insurance premiums will double overnight. Even if you have an impeccable driving record, you might be unable to find an FR44 insurance policy that costs less than $2,500 per year.   Additionally, you may have to pay for your policy in six-month increments.  If you have a new or financed vehicle, this is especially likely. Given the constraints of the “paid-in-full” rule issued by Florida’s insurance regulators, many insurance companies prefer to shorten the effective periods of their high-risk policies. Frequent renewals permit these companies to account for any changes in a driver’s accident history, criminal status or credit profile. What’s more, this arrangement enables DUI-convicted drivers to make smaller insurance outlays and put more of their hard-earned funds toward other DUI-related expenses.  Select Insurance Group can help with minimizing these daunting prices, as we shop and compare multiple insurance companies that specifically work with high-risk customers.  Many times we can find an adequate rate that is 1/4 of the cost of most of the “shopping” you will see out there and even offer insurance financing on some occasions.

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Drunk Driving Penalties in Florida

Drunk Driving Penalties in Florida

If you drink alcohol and drive you dramatically increase your chance of being in a crash. In addition, if you are pulled over and the officer asks you to take a blood, urine or breath test you are required to comply. Florida has the “Implied Consent Law”. When you sign your drivers license you have agreed to take these tests upon request. Refusal to take any of the tests will result in an immediate suspension for one year. A second refusal will result in an 18 month suspension.

Florida Penalties for DUI First Conviction

  • Fine – $250 to $500
  • Community Service – 50 Hours
  • Probation – Not more than 1 Year
  • Imprisonment – Not more than 6 Months
  • Imprisonment with BAL of .08 or higher with a minor in the vehicle, not more than 9 months
  • License Revocation – Minimum of 180 days
  • DUI School – 12 Hours

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(original artical located at :http://www.dmvflorida.org/florida-dui.shtml)