Tag Archives: Administrative Suspension

How to Guide for the DHSMV DUI Formal Review Hearing in Florida

This “how to guide” is intended for attorneys only. If you have never requested a formal review hearing before, this article goes over the basics. This guide is not intended to be legal advice. If you disagree with our strategy or have an easier way to do it – please feel free to make a […]

The Subpoena Duces Tecum at the Formal Review Hearing

The Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) of the Florida DHSMV has been busy writing memorandums explaining their interpretation of the administrative rules and how the rules apply to the new telephonic hearings. Please leave a comment if you disagree with our strategy or use a different strategy. Read the new rules carefully. It is not […]

Hello? New Procedures for Formal Review Hearings by Telephone

We just received the following memorandum from the Bureau of Administrative Reviews (BAR) of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV). The BAR is quickly rolling out telephone conferences across the state. Witnesses will be testifying by phone, at least in certain offices including Pasco County, Manatee County, and Hardee County, FL. […]

Florida’s New Laws for DUI Administrative Suspensions and Reviews

Beginning July 1, 2013, the rules for the administrative suspension of a driver’s license after a DUI arrest, and the right to review that administrative suspension will change. Criminal defense attorneys who practice DUI defense will have to act quickly to understand the legislative changes. Update: Click here for a “How to Guide” on conducting […]

It’s Back – “Lawfulness of the DUI Arrest” Again an Issue at the DHSMV Administrative Review Hearing

After a DUI arrest in Florida the driver can request a formal or informal review hearing to contest the administrative suspension of the driver’s license. That administrative suspension can range from 6 months to 18 months. The hard suspension (no driving for any reason) that can range from 30 days to 18 months. The administrative […]