Do you have a Florida Driving Record that reads like a novel? Is your Florida Driving History far from perfect? Has your Florida Driver’s License been revoked or suspended for too many Traffic Violations? If so, you may have options to get your license back or to prevent it from being suspended in the first place. As a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer I receive numerous calls regarding suspended license or the receipt of a traffic ticket. I assist these clients in regaining their license and preventing any further negative consequences from not having a valid Florida License.
As a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer, the question I hear the most is “My Florida Driver’s License was suspended, what can I do?” Most of the time Florida Drivers have their license suspended for excessive points. These points are assessed every time you receive a Florida moving violation and are convicted for the offense. Basically, when you pay the fine you are convicted for the offense and points will be awarded. However, you do have options and if you act quickly a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer can try to prevent points from ever being issued on your license.
Florida Statute § 322.27(3) (a)-(c) define the amount of points required for having your license suspended:
(a) When a licensee accumulates 12 points within a 12-month period, the period of suspension shall be for not more than 30 days.
(b) When a licensee accumulates 18 points, including points upon which suspension action is taken under paragraph (a), within an 18-month period, the suspension shall be for a period of not more than 3 months.
(c) When a licensee accumulates 24 points, including points upon which suspension action is taken under paragraphs (a) and (b), within a 36-month period, the suspension shall be for a period of not more than 1 year.
If your Florida Driver’s License is suspended due to excessive points and you can have the points withheld, you may be able to obtain a valid Florida Driver’s License. If your Florida Driver’s License was not suspended for excessive points but has been suspended due to driving with a suspended or revoked license, you can still petition the court in order to obtain a valid driver’s license. A Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer can assist you in these matters and take you through the process of getting you Florida Driver’s License reinstated.