Corporate and Community Development

Special Supervision Services Program 

A Voluntary Restricted License program under FS 322.292

Purpose: Supervision of 5 year, 10 year and permanent license revocations eligible for a business or employment purpose only license. Required by DHSMV for restricted licenses, during revocation periods. Strictly a voluntary program.

Goal: To help ensure the individual with the revoked license, who has made significant lifestyle changes, will comply with Florida Statute 322.271, if found to be trustworthy enough to be granted the privilege of a restricted license.

PROGRAM CONTENT

Extensive records collection including: criminal, medical, and/or treatment.

A two-hour psychosocial evaluation with a certified DUI SSS Evaluator.

Follow-up interviews with a certified DUI SSS Evaluator for the duration of the revocation period.

Alcohol and drug tests conducted randomly and unannounced.

Self-help group attendance and/or treatment may also be required.

Five-Year Revocation Eligibility

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.

Must not have driven within the twelve (12) months prior to reinstatement.

Must not have used any drugs for at least the past twelve (12) months. Drugs include alcohol and those so-called non-alcoholic beers or wines which contain less than .5% of alcohol. Consuming medication prescribed for others is considered abuse and shall warrant a negative recommendation for acceptance into the program or cancellation if already in the program. Drugs do not include medication taken according to directions for its intended medicinal purpose.

Ten-Year Revocation Eligibility

An applicant with a revocation of more than 5 years, except those under permanent revocation:

Must wait at least twenty-four (24) months as a prerequisite to admission into the program.

Must not have driven within the twelve (12) months prior to reinstatement.

Must not have used any drugs for at least the past twelve (12) months. Drugs include alcohol and those so-called non-alcoholic beers or wines which contain less than .5% of alcohol. Consuming medication prescribed for others is considered abuse and shall warrant a negative recommendation for acceptance into the program or cancellation if already in the program. Drugs do not include medication taken according to directions for its intended medicinal purpose.

Permanent Revocation Eligibility

 An applicant with a permanent revocation (convicted of 4 or more DUI's or first conviction for DUI Manslaughter):

Must wait at least 5 years after the date of the last conviction or the expiration of 5 years after the termination of any incarceration.

Must not have been arrested for a drug related offense during the 5 years preceding the filing of the petition;

Must not have driven a motor vehicle without a license for at least 5 years prior to the hearing;

Has been drug-free for at-least 5 years prior to the hearing; and

Has completed a DUI program licensed by the Department.

Note: If approved for a hardship license, the license will be restricted to employment purposes only for not less than one year.

IID Requirements

IID requirements must be met in addition to SSSP eligibility for driver license reinstatement (additional IID fees may apply).

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Application Information

Applicants must be evaluated and supervised by the DUI Program which serves the county in which the applicant resides, is employed or attends school unless the program of residence, employment or school attendance does not object to attendance at the program

Applicants must have a hearing at a local Bureau of Administrative Review (BAR) office to determine their initial eligibility for a hardship license.  If eligible, the applicant will be given a hearing letter.

Initial screening fee is $25.00 that will be applied toward the enrollment fee. Please bring your fee, picture Identification, and the DHSMV Hearing Letter for the screening process. You do not need an appointment; however, the hearing letter is only good for 30 days.  Please allow at least 45 minutes to complete the screening process.

If you are determined to be eligible for the SSS program at the completion of the screening process, an enrollment appointment will be scheduled.  Please allow up to 2 hours for the enrollment.

The enrollment fee for the program is $314.00 that includes the screening fee, the records fee, state assessment fee, and Reinstatement Review Inventory-III. All fees paid to DUI Counterattack are non-refundable. Cash, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, and Debit Cards are accepted forms of payment.

Upon completion of enrollment and receipt of all medical and treatment records, the applicant will be scheduled for a psycho-social interview with a certified DUI SSS Evaluator.  Please allow up to 2 hours for this appointment. The case is then reviewed and presented to a staffing committee for final determination.

If approved for participation in the SSS program, clients must assume all cost associated with their participation in the Supervision Program. If such person fails to comply with the required supervision, the program shall report the failure to the DHSMV and the DHSMV shall cancel such person's driving privileges.

SCF Bradenton Campus 
Bldg. 18 - PDC 5840 26th Street West 
Bradenton FL 34207 
941-752-5286 
Office Hours: Monday: 12pm -7pm Tuesday - Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Sarasota Office
Next to Hollywood 20, 1991 Main Street, Suite 123 
Sarasota FL 34236 
941-362-4224 
Office Hours: Mon & Tue: 8am-4:30pm Wed: 12pm-7pm Thurs: 8am-4:30pm Fri: 8am-4:30pm

 

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