Did you know that approximately 4.6 million drivers have a suspended or revoked license in the state of Florida alone? Of those 4.6 million drivers, many of them do not even realize their license has been suspended. Driving with a suspended license can have serious consequences, so it is important to know whether or not your license is suspended. If you are unsure, learn how to determine if your license is suspended here.
Call the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
If you are unsure whether or not your license is suspended, it is a good idea to call the DMV. The DMV will be able to determine if you can legally operate a vehicle. If you have any reason to be believe your license may be suspended, it is important to contact the DMV right away as driving with a suspended license is illegal and can lead to fines and incarceration.
Reasons for License Suspension
Tickets: Your license may be suspended if you acquire multiple tickets. Tickets can be acquired for traffic violations or speeding.
Driving Record Points: If you have acquired points on your driver’s license, then your license may be suspended. In Florida, if you receive 12 points on your license in 12 months, you may have you license suspended for 30 days.
DUI: If you are convicted of driving under the influence, your license will be suspended for at least six months.
Besides the aforementioned reasons, your license may be suspended for other reasons. For example, you may have failed to meet the minimum vision requirements, failed to appear in court, failed to pay fees such as child support, or failed to provide proof of insurance if you were involved in an accident.
What to Do If Your License Is Suspended
If you find out that your license is suspended, do not drive anywhere. It is illegal for you to operate any motor vehicle and if you are caught, you can face severe penalties. Contact the DMV and discuss your options. They will be able to help you determine how and when you can reinstate your license. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for a hardship license.
Call the Attorneys of Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins
If your license is suspended, you may need legal help. The legal team of Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins can guide you through the process of and garner the best possible outcome for your situation. Call us today to talk with one of our team members or schedule your free consultation online.