DUI Enforcement in Tampa over Memorial Day Weekend

  The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release on Thursday, May 22, 2014, about Operation 3D Saturation. Although no checkpoints are scheduled, deputies will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this Memorial Day weekend. HCSO will also be using increased patrol units county wide from Friday, May 23, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. […]

Written by on May 24, 2014

What is the “Business Purpose Only” Hardship License?

If your license is suspended, revoked or canceled, you may still qualify for a Class E driver’s license that restricts driving for certain purposes. The Class E license can include either a C or D Restriction. The C Restriction is the “Business Purpose Only” license The D Restriction is the “Employment Purpose Only” license No […]

Written by on May 19, 2014

Will Florida Change DUI to DWI? Read Florida 2014 HB 299 and SB 1118…

It’s back. A version of the 2012 bill introduced in the Florida House and Senate to change DUI in Florida to DWI was introduced again this year. This year it is called Florida House Bill 299 and Senate Bill 1118. Under the proposed legislation, instead of requiring the prosecutor to prove that a person was […]

Written by on March 24, 2014

Florida DUI Rules for the Administrative Suspension – It’s Complicated…


After an arrest in Florida for DUI, the officer might take your driver’s license and issue you an “on the spot” administrative suspension. You only have ten (10) calendar days to protect your driver’s license and ability to drive. Some people might tell you to waive all your rights by going to the DHSMV to […]

Written by on March 20, 2014

Bureau of Administrative Reviews Tampa Office

This article was last updated on Friday, November 1, 2019. The Tampa Office of the Bureau of Administrative Review (BAR) is located at 2814 East Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610. The Tampa BAR is opened from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless posted otherwise. If you were arrested for DUI, you […]

Written by on February 13, 2014

No More Withhold of Adjudication for the CDL Driver Says Florida DHSMV

Any person holding a CDL commercial driver’s license in Florida should be particularly careful after receiving any moving violation or criminal traffic infraction. For a CDL driver, the DHSMV is taking the position that the court cannot withhold adjudication. This change means that more CDL drivers will be hiring attorneys to help them fight for […]

Written by on January 20, 2014

Drivers Leaving the Scene of a Crash – Florida 2014 Senate Bill 102

  Leaving the scene of an accident involving a death is already a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison, although it carries no minimum mandatory sentence. DUI manslaughter is also a first-degree felony but it carries a mandatory minimum sentence of four years. The minimum mandatory requirement means that after a […]

Written by on January 19, 2014

Florida Highway Patrol Says “Don’t Drink and Drive!”

On December 2, 2013, the Florida Highway Patrol launched its attempt at an “innovative” public awareness campaign. According to the FHP, this video is aimed at stopping college-aged adults from driving impaired. The video is narrated by Captain Nancy Rasmussen, the FHP’s Chief of Public Affairs. It starts with a Lt. Jimmie Collins as  a […]

Written by on December 19, 2013

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Says Don’t Drink and Drive this Holiday Season

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office wants you to remember not to drink and drive this holiday season. This video was published on their YouTube channel on December 11, 2013. It was sponsored by Bright House Networks. It’s ironic that Sheriff Grady Judd has such a video on this YouTube channel, considering the fact that he […]

Written by on December 11, 2013

Waiver Review for First Time DUI Offenders

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has started handing out a flyer after releasing individuals charged with DUI. The flyer reads: Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) Waiver Review First Time DUI Offenders Effective 07/01/2013 – First time DUI offenders can apply for a waiver review and may obtain a restricted driver license within 10 days of the […]

Written by on November 26, 2013

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