What can get my license suspended?
The State of Florida can choose to suspend a driver’s license for numerous reasons, some of which are not even related to a traffic ticket or the individual’s driving record. This may not seem fair, but the government understands how much Floridians value their driving privileges. Taking them away definitely hits people where it hurts. If your license has been suspended, then you need the help of the traffic court professionals at Ferrer Shane Gonzalez.
Occasionally, a suspended license is the result of unpaid child support or for ignoring a summons to appear in court. More often, a traffic ticket, or several of them, are to blame. There are other reasons why a Florida driver’s license may be suspended. These include having too many points on your driving record, refusing to submit to a breath test or blowing a breath test over the legal limit, being found guilty of a DUI, driving without insurance, driving without a license or with a suspended license and failing to meet minimum vision standards.
Too Many Points on Your Record
When drivers plead guilty and are convicted of traffic offenses in Florida, the DMV adds “points” to your license. If you get too many points in a specified time period, then your license may be suspended. Accumulating 12 points or more in a one-year period results in a 30-day suspension. Eighteen points in 18 months may yield a three-month suspension. Any driver who acquires 24 points in three years is looking at a one-year suspension.
This is why it is vital to hire an attorney to fight all traffic tickets. If you are found not guilty or the case is simply dismissed, then no points are added to your record. Your attorney also may request to withhold adjudication, which still means that you don’t get any points.
Refusing or Failing a Breath Test
Drivers who are pulled over on suspicion of DUI are considered to have given their implied consent to breath testing simply by having a driver’s license. Nonetheless, some drivers refuse to comply with the test when it is requested. This can have consequences, including the suspension of the driver’s license. Similarly, a breath test result that is above the legal limit may bring about a suspension as well as fines and jail time.
People who are found guilty of a DUI offense can expect numerous consequences. License suspension is one of them, with the term of suspension varying depending upon the seriousness of their infraction. DUI accidents that result in injuries or death are all-but guaranteed to bring a longer suspension period. These drivers, additionally, have to worry about jail time and fines.
Driving Without Insurance
As traffic attorneys, the practitioners at Ferrer Shane Gonzalez always counsel their clients that driving without insurance is a bad idea. The fines are steep, and the probability of having your license suspended is very real. You will need legal representation to fight this problem.
Driving Without a License or With a Suspended License
This is another dangerous choice. If you get pulled over and you do not have a valid driver’s license, then you can be certain that your suspension period is going to be extended a significant amount. However, there may be defenses to this problem, especially if you did not receive notice of the suspension. Contact Ferrer Shane Gonzalez to learn more.
Failure to Meet Vision Standards
Eyesight frequently deteriorates with age. Before you realize it, your eyesight isn’t clear enough for you to be behind the wheel. The DMV can revoke your license if you can’t see well enough to drive. Having an eye exam and getting glasses or contacts can help to resolve the situation, and Ferrer Shane Gonzalez can lead you through the process of getting your license back.
Suspended license in Miami
Regardless of the reason for the suspension, a Florida traffic court lawyer from Ferrer Shane Gonzalez can help you. Call them today to learn more about the suspension and reinstatement of Florida driver’s licenses.