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Bureau of Administrative Reviews

Bureau of Administrative Reviews Office in Tampa, FL

For any arrest in Hillsborough County, the formal review hearing occurs at the following location:

Tampa DHSMV Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) Office
2814 East Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

The formal review hearings for a DUI in other counties will be funneled to the BAR Office in Tampa, FL, including Citrus County, Hernando County, and Polk County. 

The BAR Office in Clearwater, FL, covers several other counties besides Pinellas County including Pasco County, Manatee County, Sarasota County, Hardee County, De Soto County, Highlands County, 

At the formal review hearing, your attorney can present evidence and question witnesses about why your administrative suspension should be invalidated or taken off your record.

The formal review hearing also gives your attorney the chance to cross-examine the DUI enforcement officer that performed the stop and made the arrest, as well as the breath test machine technician and those involved with the calibration and inspection of the machine.

During the formal review hearing, your lawyer can subpoena documents and witnesses. Exploring these defenses might help you avoid the administrative suspension. That information can also be used to fight the criminal charges in court.

This article was last updated on Thursday, September 6, 2018.