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Winning the Florida Drivers License Hearing: What You Need To Know (Online)   

This is an independent study, self-paced course.

This class will give you an overview of the driver license administrative suspension hearings and the rules that govern the process. Since officers give testimony without the benefit of an attorney on their side at these hearings, they must become familiar with what they can and cannot do.

You will be presented with effective techniques for preparing, testifying and following-up after the hearing. In addition, you will learn how to protect your cases and keep the hearings from becoming “free depositions.”

Topics Include

  • An overview of the applicable laws and forms
  • The hearing process – what to expect
  • What is and what isn’t within the scope
  • Tips for testifying
  • The Zero Tolerance Suspension
  • Commercial vehicle disqualification
  • Procedures for appealing an invalid suspension

Audience

Patrol and traffic officers, supervisors, breath test operators and others who are employed and under the direct control of a public criminal justice agency. Assistant state attorneys and DHSMV hearing officers are also welcome.

This class is restricted to sworn and non-sworn law enforcement personnel and those assigned directly to governmental agencies.

Course Length

8 hours

Online Details

Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. You should plan to dedicate approximately eight hours to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion.

Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum. The course must be completed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you may no longer have access and be required to re-enroll. Additional fees may apply.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.

 

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