There are many different reasons a person’s Driver’s License may become suspended or revoked:
Phillips obtained one of the largest verdicts in American history of over $495+ Million dollars in the shooting death of Kalil McCoy. Her killer was also convicted in the criminal courts.view more
Represented the family of Jordan Davis and assisted with criminal prosecution of Jordan's killer, handled media relations of internationally reported case and obtained confidential maximum available civil settlement.view more
Confidential settlement of over 120 cases against a pediatric dentist who was also prosecuted. We also assisted with shutting his dental practice down. He no longer practices dentistry and was arrested.view more
We received a record $2.6 Million Jury Verdict against Volusia County. It was one of the highest ever against Volusia County. Our trial was televised on Good Morning America and reported nationally.view more
Obtained jury verdict in Jacksonville, Florida of over $900,000 and added attorneys fees of over $250,000 on a case State Farm only offered approximately $30,000 for years.view more
We obtained an over $1 million jury verdict against Coca-Cola in moderate impact soft tissue damages case in Gainesville, Florida. Coca-Cola failed to even offer medical bills before trial.view more
Phillips obtained a confidential settlement against a chiropractor who provided prescription pain medication to a boxer in advance of an Olympic qualifying fight. She sustained a brain injury due to secondary impact syndrome.view more
Client's child was tragically run over and killed by a motor vehicle in her driveway. Phillips and his team settled the case for over $1 Million without the need of filing a lawsuit.view more
Cliente recibió más de $ 1 millón en accidente automovilístico. También ayudamos a clientes que hablan español. We handle cases in English, Spanish and Creole.view more
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.