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DRIVER'S LICENSE ISSUES Defense in Miami, Broward and Hialeah

MIAMI Driver's License Issues ATTORNEY

Many drivers may not even be aware that their license has been suspended until they are pulled over and a law enforcement officer runs a motorist background check. A driver’s license may be suspended for a number of reasons including but not limited to failing to pay a traffic ticket, failing to pay a red light camera ticket, a suspension for a drug conviction, a DUI conviction, nonpayment of child support, or designation as a habitual traffic offender under Florida law.

DUI Suspension

In addition to criminal penalties for drunk driving, an arrest for DUI in Florida could result in a suspension of one's driver's license. If your license is to be suspended (i.e. one refuses to provide a breath sample to the police upon a lawful request), the arresting officer issues a temporary permit allowing the defendant to drive until the driver's license hearing.

Habitual Traffic Offender

If you've had three convictions for driving with a suspended license in the past five years, the state of Florida would classify you as a "habitual traffic offender." If that happens, you would lose your driver's license for the next five years. Driving on a “habitual traffic offender” suspension is a felony of the third degree, and punishable by up to five years in Florida State Prison.

Failure to Pay Child Support

If your license has been suspended as a result of your failure to pay child support we may be able to get your license privileges restored by facilitating a purge. This is where the driver agrees to pay a portion of the amount due in order to regain their driving privileges. In some cases our firm may even be able to help get license privileges restored without necessitating any payment on the drivers behalf.

Penalties of Driving with a Suspended License

Penalties for driving with a suspended license are dependent upon whether the driver was aware that they had a suspended license and what other prior convictions they may have. For an unintentional first offense (driving with a suspended license unknowingly) the penalty is civil. However, for a third offense the penalties can be extraordinarily severe, including being labeled as a Habitual Traffic Offender. This carries a five year suspension of your license and would result in someone being charged with a felony if found to be driving during the five year license suspension. The penalties for driving as a habitual traffic offender are a maximum of 5 years in Florida State Prison and a $5,000 fine.

Defenses and Support to for Reinstatement

A primary focus in any revoked or suspended license case we handle is to seek reinstatement of our client’s driver’s license as early in the process a possible. License reinstatement is not only helpful in achieving a positive case result, but allows our client to get back to living life without having to worry about getting to work or wherever else they need to be. While the case is pending, we deal directly with the DMV on our client’s behalf in an effort to resolve any outstanding license suspension issues.

Contact a Driver's License Issue Defense Attorney Today

If you have been charged with Florida Driver's License issue, it is important to seek a Criminal Defense Attorney immediately. Contact Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Adam K. Goodman to learn about your options during a free consultation. As a Hialeah Criminal Defense Attorney, Adam K. Goodman will aggressively fight for you and defend your constitutional rights. Adam K. Goodman maintains the ideal that relationships matter, which has earned him respect amongst prosecutors and judiciary. This leads to results for you, the client.  

As a former Miami prosecutor and Chief of Litigation, Adam K. Goodman has the experience and knowledge to defend your case. Contact The Law Office of Adam K. Goodman at (305) 482-3265 or (954) 695-5126 today for all of your Broward County, Palm Beach, Monroe, or Miami Criminal Defense needs.