Has your drivers license been suspended as a Florida habitual traffic offender in St. Augustine? Did you receive a letter from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles informing you that your license would be suspended for five years due to tickets that you have received in Ponte Vedra or Julington Creek? If so, you may be wondering how you are going to function without a drivers license for 5 years. You are not alone. Many other people are in your position or have been in this position. You may be able to stop this Florida drivers license suspension or have your license reinstated. Call 20 Miles Law at (904) 564-2525 to speak to a St. Johns County lawyer about your options. You may also contact an attorney by sending an email to Find a Lawyer.
Why is My Florida Drivers License Suspended?
If you have been labeled a Florida habitual traffic offender, it is due to your driving record. You have been convicted of certain traffic tickets that resulted in the suspension. The offenses that will be used against you can be found in Section 322.264 of the Florida Statutes. If you receive convictions for any three of the driving offenses listed below within a five-year period, your drivers license will be suspended for 5 years. The traffic charges are:
- Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle;
- Driving Under the Influence: Any violation of s. 316.193, former s. 316.1931, or former s. 860.01;
- Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license;
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident: Failing to stop and render aid as required under the laws of this state in the event of a motor vehicle crash resulting in the death or personal injury of another; or
- Driving a commercial motor vehicle when the privilege is disqualified.
Florida driving on a suspended or revoked license tickets are the most common traffic violations that causes habitual traffic offender drivers license suspensions in Jacksonville and the surrounding cities, but you may become a habitual traffic offender due to other moving violations. Section 322.264 of the Florida Statutes also states that your drivers license will be suspended as a habitual traffic offender if you receive 15 moving violations within 5 years.
How Can a St. Johns County Drivers License Lawyer Help Me?
If you are already a habitual traffic offender or facing a five-year drivers license suspension, a Florida drivers license lawyer may be able to help you. Your lawyer may be able to remove convictions from your record. If your attorney is able to remove certain convictions from your record, you will no longer fit the criteria of a habitual traffic offender. Depending on your driving record, you may be able to reinstate your license. This may take some time, so the sooner you speak to an attorney, the better.
Do I Need to Pay My Florida Traffic Tickets?
If you have outstanding tickets, your Florida drivers license will be suspended indefinitely. The FDHSMV will suspend your license until you take care of these tickets. If you have moving violations, these will put points on your driving record, so be sure to talk to your attorney first. Your attorney may be able to help you avoid or remove these points from your Florida driving record. Regardless, you need to take care of these tickets if you want a valid drivers license. Be sure to let your lawyer know about any outstanding traffic tickets that you have. It is also a good idea to obtain a copy of your driving record. For help with your drivers license, feel free to call (904) 564-2525.