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In Florida, your driver’s license can be suspended or revoked for a variety of reasons. For example, you may have neglected to pay a traffic fine. You might have accrued too many points on your driving record. Or you may have been caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Whatever the reason, driving…

You’ve received a red light camera ticket in the mail. You’re tempted to pay the $158 Notice of Violation, if only to move on with your life. But that may be the worst possible response. Paying the ticket is easy and convenient. It’s also what the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)…

If you caused a traffic accident due to reckless driving, and the accident resulted in someone’s death (which can include a viable fetus), you could be charged with vehicular manslaughter. This is a serious criminal offense, one that comes with severe penalties depending on the circumstances. If you’ve been arrested, the first thing you should…

A first-time conviction for driving with a suspended or revoked license (DWLS) is a misdemeanor. So too is a second conviction. It’s a serious offense, but the consequences are less severe than those associated with subsequent convictions. Third and fourth-time DWLS convictions are felonies. They not only stay on your record for the rest of…

Your driver’s license can be suspended for numerous reasons, and some of them are less than obvious. For example, the court might issue a suspension if you’re seriously delinquent in paying child support. Or maybe you were convicted for petty theft. Or perhaps you failed to appear in court as ordered by a judge. These…

Driving with a suspended license (DWSL) can have a serious impact on your life. It can result in large fines; it can lead to substantial jail time; it can burden you with a permanent criminal record, which will show up on background checks; and it can jeopardize your driving privileges for years to come. If…

Florida Statute Section 322.03 criminalizes driving without a valid driver’s license. The offense is a second-degree misdemeanor, which carries fines and other penalties, including possible jail time. Motorists cited for driving with no valid driver’s license (NVDL) often dismiss the charge as trivial. This is partly due to the fact that offenders aren’t immediately placed…

Your commercial driver’s license may be critical to your livelihood. For that reason, it’s important to protect your qualification as a commercial vehicle operator. Traffic tickets can literally affect your ability to make a living. Did you know that, as a CDL holder, you’re held to a higher standard than other motorists? A couple incidents…

Florida is one of more than twenty states that have habitual traffic offender (HTO) laws, and impose associated penalties. If, due to your driving record, you’re given HTO status, you’ll receive a letter of notification from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). This letter will detail the loss of your driving privilege….

Many Florida drivers who receive speeding tickets opt to immediately pay them, if only to get on with their lives. This response often stems from a lack of understanding about how such tickets impact them, particularly over the long run. This quick-start guide will provide everything you need to know about Florida speeding tickets, including…