When a Jacksonville driver receives a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction, his driver’s license is suspended. The more prior Jacksonville DUI charges that a driver has, the longer the suspension. However, most people are eligible for a Florida hardship license, even if they have prior Jacksonville DUI convictions.
- been convicted of DUI two times or
- had his license suspended for refusal two or more times.
This Florida law does not make an exception for Florida drivers with a refusal suspension. However, Florida Statute Section 322.271(2)(b) allows a Jacksonville driver that has been previously convicted of DUI to petition for a hardship license, but there is a waiting period. A Jacksonville DUI that resulted in a five year license suspension has a 12 month waiting period, and a Jacksonville DUI with a ten year license suspension has a 24 month waiting period. After the waiting period has expired, a Jacksonville DUI lawyer can petition the department of motor vehicles and establish the basis for granting a hardship license.