There are many different reasons a person’s Driver’s License may become suspended or revoked:
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A primary focus in any driver’s revoked or suspended license case we handle is to seek reinstatement of our client’s driver’s license as early in the process a possible. License reinstatement is not only helpful in achieving a positive case result, but allows our client to get back to living life without having to worry about getting to work or wherever else they need to be. While the case is pending, we deal directly with the DMV on our client’s behalf in an effort to resolve any outstanding license suspension issues.
Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR) cases can have serious, unexpected consequences. In every case, attention must be given to avoid having someone classified as a Habitual Traffic Offender following the conclusion of the case, which is determined by an individual’s driving record. Florida law provides that three “convictions” for driving with a suspended or revoked license, or other enumerated traffic offense, within a period of 5 years leads to the driver’s classification as a Habitual Traffic Offender by the Department of Motor Vehicles. This classification results in a driver’s license suspension of 5 years, which may cause an unreasonable hardship for people who live in areas that lack a major public transportation system. If caught driving as a Habitual Traffic Offender, a person faces a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. It is easy to see how these situations escalate and can lead to devastating consequences if they are not handled correctly from the start.
As with any case, it is important that these allegations are handled by an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the law and how the disposition of each case will impact their client’s criminal record and future driving privileges. If you have been cited or charged for driving with a suspended or revoked license, call the Law Offices of John M. Phillips for a free consultation to discuss how we can help.