Lescher v. Florida Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 985 So.2d 1078 (Fla. 2008) 1) Procedural Background:-Lescher’s driver’s license was permanently revoked under Florida Statutes.-Lescher petitioned for a hardship license.-Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles denied the petition.-Lescher requested certiorari review.-Circuit Court denied request.-District Court of Appeal also denied request, but certified the question concerning ex post facto laws. 2) Key Facts:-Upon his fourth DUI conviction, Lescher had his license permanently revoked in 2000-At the time of conviction, he met the qualifications for a hardship driver’s license, which he could apply for after five years.-In 2003, the legislature adopted an amendment that restricted drivers who have had their licenses permanently revoked for DUIs from obtaining a hardship license.-In 2005, Lescher petitioned for a hardship license and was denied. 3) Issue:
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