Imagine having a suspended driver’s license. You will are unable to drive legally. You can’t get to work, look for a job, or even take your kids to school.  Driving in Florida is privilege, not a fundamental right, and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can suspend your driving privileges for many reasons.  Some of the most common are:

Florida Suspended Driver's License

Florida Suspended Driver’s License

  • Unpaid traffic tickets
  • Unpaid child support
  • No valid proof of insurance
  • Car accidents
  • Medical reasons
  • Criminal charges, like DUI or drug possession.

If your license is suspended and you have been notified of  it, you can  be arrested for a misdemeanor crime of Driving While License Suspended or Revoked.  You may have received notice of the suspension from a previous citation or from a letter sent to you by DMV.  What’s more, if you have accumulated a certain number of traffic tickets for moving violations within a year, your license can be suspended by DMV as a habitual traffic offender, which can be a five year driver’s license suspension.  If you are caught driving on an HTO suspension, it is a third degree felony.

Knowing whether or not your license is suspended might seem like a matter of common sense, but for many people who have had a history of citations that they never cleared up, it may come as an unpleasant surprise.  Further, certain crimes carry with them a mandatory license suspension – even crimes like DUI, Drug Possession or worthless checks, can cause DMV to suspend your driver’s license. Many juvenile crimes carry a mandatory license suspension.

Experienced traffic attorneys, like the ones at Pawuk & Pawuk have handled hundreds of driver’s license suspension cases. Many times, a person’s suspension might come from another state.  If you have a driving suspension from out of state, your license will also be suspended in Florida.  Or you may not be eligible for a driver’s license in Florida, if you have a problem with your license in your home state.

Whatever the reason, we have been very successful in getting our client’s licenses back.

Call us today at (727) 372-3111 – the consult is free.