Jacksonville Drivers License Lawyers help people obtain valid Florida drivers licenses. In order to have a FL drivers license, you must comply with the rules of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. This is also known as the Florida DMV and DHSMV. Many people do not have a valid license. If they are caught driving while having a suspended drivers license, they may receive Jacksonville traffic ticket. They may also be arrested for Jacksonville driving on a suspended or revoked license. Your FL drivers license can also be suspended if you are arrested for Jacksonville driving while under the influence of alcohol. This is known as a Jacksonville DUI arrest. Depending on how many prior DUI convictions you have, your license can be suspended for 6 months to a permanent suspension. Florida driving while license suspended and DUI convictions can be used against you to make you a Jacksonville Habitual Traffic Offender.
During the holiday months, police make a lot of Jacksonville driving under the influence arrests. The Florida DUI arrests occur all over the state, including Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns County. On Dec. 11, the FHSMV submitted an article stating that the Florida Highway Patrol will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, or Clay County, talk to a Jacksonville criminal lawyer. Feel free to email a Jacksonville criminal attorney at 20 Miles Law or call 904-564-2525.
Below is the entire Florida DMV article about DUI arrests during Christmas. You may also click on Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
“Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Julie L. Jones, executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, are teaming up to promote sober driving during the holiday season and throughout the year. Bondi sponsored a resolution at today’s Cabinet meeting that recognizes December as Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month to promote safe driving as many will be traveling to celebrate the holidays with loved ones. The Attorney General, Gov. Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam signed the resolution.”
“‘December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, and I encourage Floridians to act responsibly this holiday season,’ said Bondi. ‘Those who drive under the influence endanger everyone on the road and will go to jail.’ The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds fatalities in crashes that involve one or more impaired drivers appear to increase significantly during the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday period and for thousands of families across Florida, the holiday season brings a somber reminder of the loved ones they lost to an impaired driver. ‘Last year more than 1,100 people lost their lives in crashes where alcohol or drugs were involved or suspected, and thousands more were injured,’ said Jones. ‘Any number more than zero is unacceptable for deaths that can be prevented, which is why we have partnered with Attorney General Bondi and other safety partners to promote driving safe and sober now and throughout the year.’”
“The Florida Highway Patrol, a division within DHSMV, joins law enforcement organizations across the nation this month to remove impaired drivers from the roadways. The Patrol, with local law enforcement agencies, will conduct sobriety checkpoints and aggressively enforce Florida’s DUI laws. FHP will participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired driving crack down between Dec. 12, 2012 – Jan.1, 2013. ‘We want everyone to enjoy the holidays, but also we want driving on our roadways to be safe,’ said Col. David Brierton, FHP director. ‘The Patrol will be out in full force to help save lives, and we are not going to tolerate impaired driving. So remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.’”