You have 10 days following the date of  your DUI arrest to request a Formal Review Hearing (administrative license hearing).  If this is your first DUI arrest, you may benefit from a new law that allows you to skip the formal review hearing and immediately reinstate your driver's license.



Because of the recent passage of Florida Statute 322.271(7), you may want to avoid filing for a formal review hearing as you may be immediately eligible to reinstate your driver's license.  This new law is a major improvement from the former formal review process and changes the entire dynamics of who should file for a formal review hearing and what needs to be done in the 10 days following the date of arrest.  Call our DUI law firm today to discuss your eligibility for immediate reinstatement of your driver's license.
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If you have been arrested for DUI you have 10 days to preserve your driving privileges. You must act quickly or face mandatory hard-time (no driving whatsoever). If your license has not been previously suspended for an alcohol-related offense, then you may benefit from a new law (effective July 1, 2013) that will allow you to immediately reinstate your driving privileges. You must sign up for the appropriate level DUI school, be ID compliant (verify citizenship and residency requirements to DMV) and file a Request for Eligibility Review at the appropriate DMV office--all within 10 days following the date of your DUI arrest. This will enable you to immediately apply for a hardship hearing, reinstate your driver's license and avoid any hard-time. There is a lot to do in a little amount of time. Call our DUI law firm today and have us guide you through this new process.

An Explanation of the Formal Review Hearing Process

If your license was valid when you are arrested then your DUI ticket will serve as a temporary driving permit for 10 days following the date of your arrest. During these 10 days you must file for a request for a formal review hearing at the DHSMV office in the county of your arrest. The address of the local DHSMV office is typed on the back of your DUI ticket. Filing for the formal review hearing costs $25.00 and will accomplish two goals.  

You will be issued another temporary driving permit for 42 days from your filing date. This 42 day temporary driving permit is valid for Business Purposes Only (BPO). You will be assigned a formal review hearing date to contest your administrative driver's license suspension.

If you win the formal review hearing then your license will be reinstated, the administrative DUI suspension will be permanently erased from your driving record and you will once again have full driving privileges. If you hire Bryce A. Fetter, P.A. then we will start working on your formal review Hearing immediately. We will file for your formal review hearing, provide you with a 42 day temporary driving permit and represent you at your formal review hearing.

Contact an Orange County, Florida Formal Review Lawyer Today

Hiring an experienced Orlando DUI attorney to determine your eligibility for the immediate reinstatement of your driving privileges is essential.  Contact Orlando DUI Attorney Bryce Fetter to discuss your options. 

Our goal is to help you avoid a DUI conviction and keep you driving throughout this process.  Call Bryce A. Fetter, P.A. to discuss your options.  In addition to keeping normal business hours our office is open every Saturday. Call 407-740-7275 to speak directly with an experienced DUI defense lawyer and former DUI prosecutor in Winter Park, Florida for any Orlando DUI, Seminole County DUI or Orange County DUI arrest.

Act Quickly to Immediately Reinstate Your Driver's License (New Law Effective July 1, 2013)

​New Formal Review Law Effective July 1, 2013


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Bryce A. Fetter, P.A. Attorney at Law provides criminal defense services for clients throughout Greater Orlando, Florida, including the cities of Winter Park, Maitland, Apopka, Oviedo, Windermere, Winter Springs, Lake Mary, Longwood, Heathrow, Clermont, Deltona, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Winter Garden, Kissimmee, Dr. Phillips, Celebration, and Casselberry. The firm also represents individuals in the communities of Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Osceola County, Brevard County and Volusia County. 

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