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Ft. Lauderdale Office
1132 SE Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Miami Office
701 Brickell Avenue
Suite #1550
Miami, FL 33131

Boca Raton Office
2385 NW Executive Center Drive
Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33431

24/7: 1-844-2-686653
Email: help@o-firm.com
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FOCUS AREA: SUSPENDED LICENSE


At the law firm of O'Toole Law Firm, we understand the importance of having a valid driver’s license in Florida.  We pride ourselves on helping our clients get their license reinstated and keeping it.  With just one call to our office, we can assess your situation.

There are many situations that can result in your driver’s license being suspended, including:

  • DUI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Racing
  • Failure to Pay Child Support
  • Financial Responsibility (not having car insurance when in an accident)
  • 3 Suspensions in 5 Years
  • Point suspension

If your license is suspended already we will examine your driving record and set out a plan to help you get a hardship license or have your driving privileges reinstated.  Our experienced suspended license attorneys will figure out a way to get your license back as soon as possible. 

3 LICENSE SUSPENSION CHARGES IN 5 YEARS – HABITUAL SUSPENSION

In Florida, if you have a combination of 3 suspended license convictions or DUI convictions within a period of 5 years, you can lose your license for 5 years and be classified as a habitual traffic offender.  We understand that losing your license for 5 years can be devastating.

Our suspended license attorneys have many ways to help in this situation.  We can go back and have a previous case overturned so that you do not have 3 convictions.  We can request that you be allowed to have your case dismissed by entering a diversion program.  We can even negotiate with the prosecutor to change the charge so that you do not fall under the particular statute.  In this situation, we have been successful in saving our client’s driver license countless times by convincing the prosecutor to change the charge from a suspended license to a no valid driver license.  Our attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable as to exactly what needs to be done to save your driver license.

DUI SUSPENSION

If you were arrested for DUI, you probably received a driver’s license suspension for blowing over the legal limit or refusing to take the breath test.  If you did not request a Formal Review Hearing, your license was suspended for 6 months, 12 months, or 18 months depending on your particular situation.  On top of that, if you took a plea to your DUI case, the judge ordered another license suspension for 6-12 months. 

After serving your suspension, you must then go to DMV and apply to get your license reinstated.  Most people who do not hire an attorney are not aware that they have to complete DUI school and present this information to the DMV to get their license reinstated.  Only after you are pulled over for a traffic violation do most people realize this.

If you had a DUI suspension, we invite you to contact us so that we can determine your license status.  You may still have a suspension on your record.  Our attorneys will guide you through the process so that you can make sure your license is fine. 

If you were charged with having a suspended license because of a DUI suspension, this is a serious issue.  In Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach, the prosecutors have a policy to offer those driving on a DUI suspension a minimum of 30 days in jail. 

If you are in this situation, let our experienced attorneys help you.  We know the judges in these counties.  We know which judges agree with the prosecutor’s policy and which ones do not.  We can present your case directly to the judge and possible resolve your case without jail.  We may also be able to win your suspended license case outright.  For example, you may have been pulled over for an invalid purpose, such as illegal tint or failure to maintain a single lane.  We may also be able to show the judge that you were entitled to obtain a hardship license but failed to do so because of your ignorance of the law. 

Most importantly, we may be able to get your license reinstated even while you have a suspended license charge pending.  If we are able to do this, we can usually resolve your case quickly without jail time by simply showing your new license to the judge.

DRUG CONVICTION SUSPENSION

Florida law requires a 2 year driver license suspension for a conviction of any drug crime.  The law allows you to apply for a hardship license after 1 year.  If you took a plea to a drug crime and then later received a suspended license charge, we invite you to contact one of our driver license attorneys as soon as possible.  We may be able to go back and have your drug case overturned so that you do not have a conviction.

If you were charged with having a suspended license because of a drug crime conviction, this is a serious issue.  In Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach, the prosecutors have a policy to offer those driving on a drug suspension a minimum of 30 days in jail. 

If you are in this situation, let our experienced attorneys help you.  We know the judges in these counties.  We know which judges agree with the prosecutor’s policy and which ones do not.  We can present your case directly to the judge and possible resolve your case without jail.  We may also be able to win your suspended license case outright.  For example, you may have been pulled over for an invalid purpose, such as illegal tint or failure to maintain a single lane.  We may also be able to show the judge that you were entitled to obtain a hardship license but failed to do so because of your ignorance of the law. 

Most importantly, we may be able to get your license reinstated even while you have a suspended license charge pending.  If we are able to do this, we can usually resolve your case quickly without jail time by simply showing your new license to the judge.

RACING SUSPENSION

A few years ago, the legislature enacted the racing statute.  Since day one, our attorneys have successfully attacked this statute as being unconstitutional.  Basically, the statute makes it illegal to pass any other car on the road.  If the officer thinks you were racing the other car, then you can be charged with racing. 

If you take a plea to a racing charge, your driver license will be suspended for 1 year and receive a $500 fine.  A second offense will result in a 2 year driver license suspension. 

If you were charged with racing or took a plea to a racing charge, contact us so that we can help you get your driving privileges reinstated.

Call our office to speak to an experienced suspended license attorney at O'Toole Law Firm today at 1-844-2-686653 or contact us by filling out the form on this website.

RESOURCES AND LINKS
Clerk of Courts in Florida

Driver’s License Offices in Florida

 

 

 





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