Pinellas DUI Supervision Services - Michael P. Maddux, P.A. Attorneys at Law
Pinellas County - Suncoast Safety Council Special Supervision Services (SSSP)
Special Supervision Services (SSSP) Florida law allows individuals with 5 and 10 year revocations to apply for DUI Special Supervision Services. The DHSMV, Division of Driver Licenses, has the full statutory responsibility of granting the restricted driver license to the applicant. Registration in the DUI Special Supervision Services does not imply in any way that the Division of Driver Licenses will issue the restricted driver license to the applicant. Please see below for related details regarding the Special Supervision Program.
The requirements for the program are designed to place significant restrictions on eligibility and if you are accepted to participate, expect the Department to obtain names of friends and family who can verify that you have not been driving or consuming alcohol or other illegal drugs in the time periods set forth below.
An applicant with a revocation of 5 years or less must wait until the expiration of twelve (12) months after the date the revocation was imposed as a prerequisite to admission into the program and must not have driven within the twelve (12) months prior to reinstatement. An applicant with a revocation of 5 years or less must have not used any drugs for at least the past twelve (12) months. Drugs include alcohol and those non-alcoholic beers or wines which contain less than .5% of alcohol.
An applicant with a revocation of more than 5 years, except those under revocation, must wait at least twenty-four (24) months as a prerequisite to admission into the program and must not have driven within the twelve (12) months prior to reinstatement. An applicant with a revocation of more than 5 years, except those under permanent revocation, must have not used any drugs or alcohol for at least the past twelve (12) months. Drugs include alcohol and non-alcoholic beers or wines which contain less than .5% of alcohol.
Customers under permanent license revocation for four or more DUI convictions, for DUI Manslaughter with a prior DUI conviction or for murder resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle are not eligible for this program. Applicants under a permanent license revocation for DUI Manslaughter with no prior DUI related convictions: 1) must not have been arrested for a drug related offense during the 5 years preceding the filing of the petition; 2) must not have driven a motor vehicle without a license for at least 5 years prior to the hearing, or for five years after the termination of any term of incarceration under s. 316.193 or former s. 316.1931 whichever date is later; 3) must not have used any drugs for at least 5 years prior to the hearing; and 4) must have completed a DUI program licensed by the DHSMV.
Under section 322.271 Florida Statutes, the DHSMV, Division of Driver Licenses, will perform a field investigation regarding the Special Supervision applicant driving and drinking behaviors, and that the results of this investigation shall be considered by the DHSMV to determine if any restricted driver license/permit shall be issued.
Per Administrative Rule, an applicant shall be evaluated and supervised by the DUI program which serves the county in which the applicant resides, the county in which the applicant is employed, or the county in which the applicant attends school.
Forms requesting information for entrance into the DUI Special Supervision Services, and any subsequent forms will be required to be filled out in their entirety.
Supervision of the DUI Special Supervision Services by Florida law for the remaining period of the driver license revocation with the provision that your restricted driver license remains in good standing with the DHSMV, Division of Driver Licenses is required.
Treatment for alcohol and/or drug problems may be required.
Releases of information will be required for community agencies, hospitals, or any organization or person who provided services.
Compliance with random drug testing is required.
Applicants must complete the Level II DUI program.
Must demonstrate a significant change in lifestyle and behavior.
Registration is required in person which can be done at any of our 3 locations which have varying hours, please click on the location convenient for you. Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs.
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