DWLSR – DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED
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:
- 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.