When your license is suspended or revoked, the world gets a lot smaller. When that suspension happens because of a DUI in Florida, you not only face that smaller world, but also plenty of new responsibilities in order to resume driving again legally. Some DUI convictions carry very specific requirements, especially when it comes to your vehicle and a car breathalyzer or ignition interlock requirement. But, when you don’t actually own a car, you probably cannot install a car breathalyzer. So, how do you get your license back after that?
It all depends on your situation, including your criminal conviction and Florida’s position on your ability to drive after a DUI. The state requires that you complete DUI school, a substance abuse treatment evaluation and/or program and can provide proof of bodily injury liability insurance before you can apply to restore your license. Since part of the treatment program plan could include a requirement for a car breathalyzer, and you do not have a vehicle, other stipulations for reinstating your license could occur.
Facing the consequences for driving under the influence of alcohol in Florida are important, especially considering the risk you posed during that time to others on the road. Even with the smaller, more frustrating world you are living with after your Florida DUI, your best chance for a swift recovery is to keep moving forward with your life. That could mean that you will have to rely on others for transportation until you are allowed to reinstate your driver’s license, or that you ask permission to install a car breathalyzer on a vehicle you have access to (your employer, for example). From there, your world will continue expand with each positive step you take on your road to recovery after a Florida DUI.