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How to Get Your Suspended License Reinstated in Florida



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Having your driver’s license suspended in Florida can disrupt your daily life, making it difficult to get to work, take care of family responsibilities, or even enjoy your freedom. At Leppard Law, we understand the challenges that come with a suspended license, and we’re here to help. Our team, led by experienced attorneys Joe Easton and John Vallillo, brings over 60 years of combined criminal defense experience to your case, ensuring you receive the personal touch and commitment to excellence that has earned us over 300 5-star Google reviews.

License reinstatement can be a complex process, often requiring navigation through legal hurdles and detailed documentation. Whether your license was suspended due to DWLS (Driving While License Suspended), No Valid Driver’s License (NVDL), or other reasons, our team is equipped with innovative defense strategies to fight for your rights and work towards getting your license reinstated.

“Your freedom to drive is essential. Let us help you navigate the complexities of getting your license back.” – Joe Easton, Lead Attorney at Leppard Law

To begin the process of reinstating your license, it’s crucial to understand the specific reasons behind the suspension. This might involve obtaining a printout of your suspensions from the DMV or visiting their website. From there, steps can include paying outstanding tickets along with a reinstatement fee, providing proof of insurance, or resolving issues such as child support suspension. Each case is unique, and our Florida traffic crimes defense attorneys are here to guide you through each step.

At Leppard Law, we don’t just see you as a case; we treat you like family. Our fully staffed office is ready to assist you, ensuring great communication throughout your case. If you’re facing a suspended license in Florida and are unsure of the next steps, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Call 407-476-4111 today for a free consultation and let us help you get back on the road legally and safely.

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Understanding License Suspension in Florida

Driving is not just a convenience in Florida; it’s a vital part of daily life for most residents. Losing your driving privileges can profoundly impact your ability to work, care for your family, and maintain your independence. At Leppard Law, we recognize the gravity of license suspension and are dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of Florida’s traffic law system to restore your driving rights.

Common Reasons for License Suspension

License suspension in Florida can occur for a variety of reasons, each with its own set of challenges and solutions. Here are some of the most common causes:

  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence): Being convicted of DUI is a serious offense that can lead to immediate license suspension. The length of suspension varies depending on the severity of the offense and any prior convictions.
  • Accumulation of Points: Florida operates on a point system, where points are added to your driving record for traffic violations. Accumulating too many points within a specific timeframe can result in license suspension.
  • Non-Payment of Fines: Failing to pay traffic tickets or court fines can lead to the suspension of your driving privileges until the outstanding amounts are settled.
  • Failure to Appear in Court: If you do not show up for a court date related to a traffic violation, your license may be suspended.
  • Child Support Delinquencies: Falling behind on child support payments can result in license suspension as a means to compel payment.

Understanding the specific reason for your license suspension is the first step towards reinstatement. Our team at Leppard Law, with our robust experience in traffic crimes defense, is well-equipped to advise and represent you in addressing the underlying issues leading to your suspension.

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For those facing DUI-related suspensions, it’s crucial to act quickly. Our DUI attorneys understand the complexities of DUI law and will work tirelessly to defend your rights. Whether it’s challenging the DUI charge itself or seeking a hardship license, we’re here to help.

If your license was suspended due to the accumulation of points, we could assist in reviewing your driving record and determining the best course of action. This might include contesting certain points or exploring options for point reduction through defensive driving courses.

In cases of non-payment of fines or failure to appear in court, our team can guide you through the process of resolving these issues, including negotiating with the court for payment plans or other resolutions that can lead to the reinstatement of your license.

Child support-related suspensions require a different approach, often involving negotiations with the Department of Revenue. Our license suspension attorneys are experienced in working with state agencies to find solutions that can lead to the reinstatement of your driving privileges.

At Leppard Law, we understand the stress and frustration that come with losing your driving privileges. We’re committed to providing personalized, compassionate legal assistance to help you get back on the road legally and safely. If you’re dealing with a suspended license in Florida, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Let us put our expertise to work for you.

Steps to License Reinstatement

Getting your driving privileges back in Florida involves a series of steps that can vary based on the reason for your license suspension. Whether it’s due to unpaid fines, DUI charges, or accumulation of points, the path to reinstatement requires careful navigation. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you understand and manage the process effectively.

Initial Steps to Determine Suspension Reasons

Before you can begin the process of reinstatement, it’s crucial to understand why your license was suspended in the first place. This involves:

  • Visiting the DMV or checking online at Florida’s DMV website to get a detailed report of your suspensions.
  • Identifying specific suspensions and the requirements for each. This could range from unpaid tickets to DUI-related suspensions.

Clearing Outstanding Tickets and Fines

If your suspension is due to outstanding tickets or fines, the following steps are necessary:

  • Contact the relevant county court(s) to arrange payment. It’s also worth asking if they offer options to “Withhold Adjudication” or a “Clerk’s Withhold” to potentially lessen the impact on your driving record.
  • Pay an additional $60.00 D-6 reinstatement fee for each ticket, either directly to the court if they collect it or to your local DMV office alongside a D-6 clearance form from the court.

For more details on handling outstanding tickets, visit our D6 clearance explanation page.

Addressing DUI Suspensions

DUI-related suspensions require a specific approach, including:

  • Completing any court-ordered programs or treatments.
  • Possibly applying for a hardship license, which allows you to drive for specific purposes like work and medical appointments. Our DUI attorneys can guide you through this process.

Dealing with Insurance and Child Support Suspensions

Insurance-related suspensions often necessitate providing proof of current and valid insurance to the DMV. If you no longer own the vehicle, surrendering your Florida tags and registration is essential upon canceling the insurance.

Child support suspensions require coordination with the Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement. An affidavit indicating payment of the delinquency or a written agreement for payment is needed alongside a $60.00 reinstatement fee for each suspension of this type. For more information, check out our guide on suspended licenses due to child support.

For any suspension type not covered here, or for more detailed guidance, our team at Leppard Law is ready to assist. Our license reinstatement attorneys have a wealth of experience in dealing with the Florida DMV and can help simplify the process for you. Remember, navigating the path to reinstatement can be complex, but you don’t have to do it alone. Call us at 407-476-4111 for a free consultation and let’s get you back on the road legally and safely.


Preventing Future License Suspensions

Adopting Responsible Driving Behaviors

At Leppard Law, we understand the stress and inconvenience a suspended license can bring into your life. While we are here to assist you in reinstating your driving privileges, we also believe in the power of prevention. Adopting responsible driving behaviors is key to avoiding future license suspensions. Here’s how you can ensure your driving record remains clean and your license stays valid.

Understanding Florida’s point system is crucial. Accumulating too many points on your driving record within a certain period can lead to suspension. Here are some tips to help you steer clear of common pitfalls:

  • Obey traffic laws: Speeding, running red lights, and other traffic violations can add points to your record quickly.
  • Attend driving courses: In some cases, attending a defensive driving course can help remove points from your record or prevent them from being added.
  • Stay informed: Keep track of the points on your license by checking your driving record regularly through the Florida DMV website.
  • Manage tickets promptly: If you receive a traffic ticket, address it immediately. Consider fighting the ticket in court or paying it before it becomes overdue and leads to additional penalties.

Adhering to legal requirements is another critical aspect of maintaining your driving privileges. This includes:

Moreover, being mindful of behaviors that can lead to serious offenses and severe penalties, such as DUI charges, is essential. If you find yourself facing such charges, it’s imperative to seek professional legal help immediately. Our DUI attorneys are equipped with the expertise to navigate these complex cases.

Remember, your actions on the road not only affect your driving privileges but also your safety and the safety of others. Embracing responsible driving habits is the best way to ensure your license remains intact and your record clean.

Should you need assistance with a traffic-related issue or have questions about your driving record, our team at Leppard Law is here to help. With over 60 years of combined experience in defending traffic crimes, we’re committed to providing you with the guidance and representation you need. Contact us today at 407-476-4111 for a free consultation and let us help you get back on the road legally and safely.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the immediate steps to take for license reinstatement in Florida?

Immediately after your license gets suspended, you should:

  • Identify the reason for suspension.
  • Complete any required courses, such as a defensive driving course.
  • Pay the reinstatement fee, which varies based on the reason for suspension.
  • Provide necessary documentation to the DMV, such as proof of insurance.

Each case is unique, so consulting with a specialized attorney can provide tailored guidance.

How long does it take to get a suspended license reinstated in Florida?

The time it takes to reinstate a suspended license in Florida can vary widely based on the complexity of your case. Simple cases may be resolved in a few weeks, while more complex situations could take several months. It’s important to start the process as soon as possible and ensure all requirements are thoroughly met.

Can I drive with a suspended license in Florida if it’s an emergency?

Driving with a suspended license in Florida, even in an emergency, is illegal and can result in severe penalties, including additional suspension time, fines, or even jail time. If you’re caught, it could also negatively impact your case for reinstatement. It’s crucial to seek alternative transportation options in emergencies.

What are the penalties for driving with a suspended license in Florida?

Penalties for driving with a suspended license in Florida include:

  • First offense: Up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
  • Second offense: Up to 1 year in jail.
  • Subsequent offenses: Classified as a felony, with potential prison time and higher fines.

Penalties can vary based on the reason for suspension and prior offenses.

Other Practice Areas We Serve

Exploring the full spectrum of legal services is crucial when facing legal challenges. Here are additional areas of expertise we provide to ensure comprehensive support for our clients in Florida.

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Ready to Reclaim Your Driving Privileges? Let’s Get Started

At Leppard Law: Florida Traffic Crimes Defense Attorneys, we understand the importance of your driving privileges and the impact a suspended license can have on your daily life. Our approach combines a personal relationship with our clients, innovative defense strategies, and a deep commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for your case. With over 60 years of combined criminal defense experience, our team is uniquely equipped to handle your case with the care and attention it deserves.

Why choose us? Here are just a few reasons:

  • Personal Touch: We treat our clients like family, ensuring your best interests are always at the forefront.
  • Proven Track Record: Our attorneys have a history of case dismissals and proactive defense, backed by over 300 5-star Google reviews.
  • Former Prosecutors: Our insider knowledge means we know the playbook and how to leverage it in your favor.
  • Client-Centered Communication: You’re not just a case number to us. We ensure clear, consistent communication throughout your case.

Don’t let a suspended license disrupt your life any longer. One call to Leppard Law can make all the difference. Contact us today at 407-476-4111 to schedule your free consultation. Experience the Leppard Law difference and take the first step towards getting your suspended license reinstated in Florida.

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