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Always a defense attorney,
NEVER a prosecutor

MY PRACTICE IS DEVOTED TO THE DEFENSE OF CRIMINAL
CASES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF FLORIDA

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Today, I was at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Administrative Reviews for a Formal Review.  Polk County DUI arrests now conduct these hearings telephonically.

While there, a person who was just arrested for DUI was trying to “waive” their right to a Formal Review and apply for a hardship license for the entire period of suspension.  In a breath test refusal case, this suspension is one (1) year.  In an unlawful breath (driver blew over 0.08 legal limit) case, the suspension is six (6) months.  This allows a 1st time DUI driver to keep some form of a license during the entire DUI ordeal.  If you request a Formal Review, fight the suspension, and lose, there is a 90 day “hard” suspension in refusal cases and a 30 day “hard” suspension in unlawful breath cases.

In order to be eligible for the hardship license, you must waive your right to a Formal Review.  I have attached the form to this post for your convenience.  You also MUST enroll in DUI school.  PREVIOUSLY, a driver ONLY had to present proof that they paid for DUI school (receipt).

THIS HAS NOW CHANGED! 

YOU MUST NOW ACTUALLY SIT DOWN WITH A COUNSELOR AND GET YOUR DUI CLASS SCHEDULE AND PRESENT THAT TO THE DHSMV Bureau of Administrative Reviews at 2814 E. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33610.

You must also pay an application fee of $25.00 and explain to a hearing officer why you are in need of a license.

FINALLY, ALL THIS MUST BE DONE WITHIN 10 DAYS!

If you have been arrested for DUI, call an experienced DUI attorney that is a member of DUIDLA and NCDD!

Thomas C. Grajek

POLK                                                 TAMPA                                             PASCO

206 Easton Dr. Suite 102                   1910 Orient Rd.                                  24140 State Road 54 Suite E

Lakeland FL 33803                            Tampa, FL 33610                                Lutz FL 33559

(863) 838-5549                                  (813) 789-6404                                   (727) 457-8660

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DMV waiver of formal review hearing form

DUIDLA

NCDD
NCDD

Tags: ACTUALLY DUI FINALLY FL Formal Review PASCO WITHIN

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Testimonials

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After my husbands DUI, I met with a couple of lawyers but NONE were as attentive as Thomas Grajek. Thomas was able to beat the DUI charge that I thought would be impossible. Not only did he save us money, he also helped put our lives back. I would recommend Mr. Grajek to anyone in our situation. Thsnkd Tom!!!

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Got a DUI a few months ago and got Toms name from a friend of mine.. I am more then satisfied with the way he handled my case and the way he kept me informed the whole time.. I got off on reckless with a with hold which i am more then happy to have on my record then a dui... He's a very down to earth guy and definitely trys to relate to where ur comin from.. I would with no doubt recommend Tom to friends and family... Thanks Tom ur the best!!!!!!

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Great DUI Lawyer!! He got my DUI dropped to a reckless driving charge!! definitely went above and beyond for my case!!!He is very easily accessible and always promptly returned my phone calls/emails.

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I have just moved to the Tampa area. I was intoduced to Tom after being arrested for a DUI. Within minutes of being bonded out Tom came to my place of employment with all needed documents to "get the ball rolling". He always kept me informed on my case and when the time came for my hearing, I plead guilty to wreckless and had no fines and very little commuity service. Thomas Grajek is a great attorney and I feel he would be a valuable assett in anyone's defense.