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Penalties for Driving on a Suspended License
If you drive on a suspended license, your penalties depend on the circumstances. You could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. The DHSMV provides a special bulletin you can download that highlights the penalties for driving on a suspended license.
Contact an Attorney.
If you’re being charged with a felony for driving on a suspended license, you may want to get advice from an attorney. An experienced attorney may help lower your costs and penalties.
Obtain a Restricted License
Some people may have the option of getting a hardship license so they can drive to and from work. Whether you qualify depends on factors like your offense and how many points you have.
To find out if you qualify, you need to contact your local Administrative Reviews office. To find your office, look under your county’s listing for a heading that reads “Under Suspension – Need Driver License for Work,” and a phone number to call.
If you need more assistance with obtaining a hardship license, seek legal advice.
Reinstate Your License
When you’re allowed to reinstate your license―and the requirements you must fulfill to do so―depends on the reason for your license suspension.
Some of these scenarios may cause your insurance to jump; you may be able to get a lower rate if you shop around.
The process differs slightly from scenario to scenario, and you may want to consult an attorney before you get started. Here are a few examples:
Reinstate for Child Support Delinquency
To get your license back, you must become current on your support and get affidavit Form # DHSMV 73986 from the clerk of the court, child support agency, or depository.
Bring this and a $47.50 fee in to your County Clerk’s office.
If you received the affidavit before your license got suspended, the fee will be waived. Just show them the date on the affidavit to prove it.
Habitual Traffic Offender
Your license is suspended for five years. After one year, you can ask for a hardship license from the Administrative Reviews office.
You must attend driver improvement. If you got a DUI, you’ll need to go to DUI school.
After five years, you’ll have to request a new license from the Administrative Reviews office (the same place that gave you your hardship license).
Violation Resulting in Death or Personal Injury (Not a DUI)
Your license will be suspended for a year.
You’ll have to take Advanced Driver Training and an exam.
You’ll have to pay $35 to reinstate your license, plus license fees.
Failure to Comply with Traffic Summons or Pay a Fine
You’ll have to pay your fines at a traffic court or online, if your county allows.
Bring your payment proof to a DMV office and pay a $47.50 fee.
Keep Your Record Clean
There are many ways to get your license suspended. The state has an interactive quiz that tests your knowledge of how your license may be suspended. Try it out.
In the meantime, avoid:
Giving False Information on a License Application
If you give wrong information on your driver’s license application, your license will be suspended. You may request a hearing, but if you’re found to have committed fraud, you’ll have to pay fines and wait for a period before obtaining a new license.
Getting Too Many Points
Getting citations resulting in too many point violations on your record.
12 points in 12 months: 30 day suspension.
18 points in 18 months: Three month suspension.
24 points in 36 months: 12 month suspension.
Refusing to Comply with State Laws
Your license is used as a compliance tool in law enforcement. If you don’t stop for a school bus, are using tobacco if you’re under age 18, or don’t pay your child support, you can have your license suspended.
Refusing a Blood Alcohol Test
Under state law, you must take a blood alcohol test when you’re suspected of driving under the influence. Your license could be suspended even if you’re innocent, if you fail to comply.
Lacking Florida Insurance
You must have current and adequate Florida insurance with $10,000 minimum personal injury protection and $10,000 minimum property coverage to drive. If you don’t, you face a suspended license.
Remember, you must get your insurance from a company licensed in the state.
Ignoring Your Traffic Tickets
If you’ve gotten traffic tickets that you don’t pay, or if you don’t appear in court when you’re supposed to, your driver’s license can get suspended. Your signing the ticket when you receive it means that you’re acknowledging you will take care of the ticket.
Getting a DUI
A DUI results in an automatic suspension. How long the suspension lasts depends on how many times it’s happened. Suspension times vary from 180 days to permanent revocation.
Call now to get help with your Florida suspended license and to see if you are a candidate for reinstatement. Call the Florida suspended license lawyer to see about getting your Brevard drivers license reinstated.
Brevard County Emergency Numbers
- American Red Cross Space Coast Chapter: 321-890-1002
- Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline: 800-966-7226
- Brevard County Emergency Hotline: 321-633-1770
- Brevard County Animal Services: 321-633-2024
- Brevard County Fire-Rescue: 321-633-1771
- Brevard County Health Department: 321-454-7111
- Brevard County School District: 321-633-1000
- Brighthouse: 866-309-EASY (3279)
- Emergency Management Citizens Hotline: 2-1-1
Florida Alliance for Safe Homes: 877-221-SAFE
Florida City Gas: 888-352-5325
Florida Department of Insurance: 800-227-8676
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission: 383-2740
Florida Power & Light: 800-4OUTAGE(688423)
Florida Department of Transportation: 5-1-1
National Weather Service in Melbourne: 321-255-0212
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