Reliable Florida Attorney Helps with License Suspensions
Protecting your ability to drive
At the Flynn Law Group, we know how vital it is to your job and your family that you are able to drive. We vigorously negotiate to prevent a license suspension as a penalty in a criminal case. Likewise, we battle to reinstate a suspended license so you can get back to the business of living. Attorney John B. Flynn represents clients in hearings before the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In our state, timing for an appeal of a license suspension or revocation is crucial. Attorney Flynn works quickly to protect your driving privileges.
Capable assistance for a variety of license suspension and revocation scenarios
The process for getting your license back depends on the reason you lost it. Under Florida law, authorities can suspend or revoke a license for a number of reasons, such as:
- Failure to attend school — Students 14 years of age and older who accumulate 15 unexcused absences in a 90-day period become ineligible to receive or maintain driving privileges.
- Delinquent child support — Suspending a driver license is one of the tools family court has to crack down on deadbeat parents.
- Accumulation of penalty points — Getting too many points on your license in a short period of time leads to suspension. If you incur 12 points in 12 months, it’s a 30-day suspension, 18 points in 18 months incurs a three month suspension, and 24 points in 24 months results in a 12-month suspension.
- DUI — If you are convicted of a DUI, the length of your license suspension depends on whether it is a first or subsequent offense. If you refuse a chemical blood alcohol content test after your arrest, you face a license suspension of one year.
- Traffic violation resulting in death or serious bodily injury — If you negligently kill or injure a person while driving, you may receive a license suspension of three months to one year, though you can apply for a hardship waiver if you need your license to work.
- Habitual traffic offender status — Your license is revoked for five years under this designation. After serving one year, you can apply for a hardship license. After the five years, you must complete advanced driver improvement school.
- Fraudulent procurement of a license — This suspension is for one year. You may request a hearing to examine whether you actually committed fraud and apply for a hardship license.
Of course, the best way to maintain your driving privileges is to avoid conviction for the underlying offense. The Flynn Law Group assists drivers accused of DUI and other serious traffic infractions.
Never a good idea: driving with your license suspended
If you are charged with driving while your license is suspended or revoked due to reckless driving, a DUI charge or other reason, you face heavy fines, jail time, vehicle impoundment and possibly the permanent loss of driving privileges. A driving while your license is suspended charge requires a skilled defense by a criminal law attorney who understands the laws and the best courtroom strategies.
Work with a skilled Polk County legal team to get your driver license back
The Flynn Law Group provides aggressive defense to traffic violations that could result in a suspension or revocation of your license. We also help Florida drivers appeal the loss of their driving privileges. Call our Bartow office at 863-533-6707 or contact us online. We can help.