If your license has been revoked or suspended, there are a number of “hoops” to jump through to get it back. It can seem overwhelming, but we can explain and get you through it.
You must request a hearing within 10 days of the arrest or your license will be automatically suspended. The difficulty of getting it back depends on the severity and number of the offenses. If you have multiple DUI convictions, getting your license back becomes more complicated.
Steps you might have to take include:
- Attending DUI school
- Undergoing treatment
- Taking an examination
- Paying fees
- Attending hearings
- Completing more forms
- Showing that you have adequate insurance
- Installing an ignition interlock device on your vehicles
Your license may be suspended if you have child support arrears. You may have to pay the entire amount owing before you can get your license back. Some judges are more flexible, and a partial payment may be enough. We must file papers in court, and forward the court’s order to the motor vehicle department. Contact a Tampa reinstating your license lawyer.
Your license may be suspended for five years if you are designated an habitual offender. But there are ways to fight this designation. It is usually not a good idea to plead guilty — some people are not aware that paying a fine can be considered pleading guilty. Speak to a Tampa reinstating your license lawyer before you do so.
It may be possible to withdraw a plea, or challenge past convictions. The law and rules are constantly changing, as well. We stay current on the law, and ways to avoid this harsh penalty. If you take certain required steps, such as those listed above, we may be able to obtain a hardship permit or permit to drive for business purposes only.
We are aggressive, high-achieving attorneys and former prosecutors. We do everything we can to make our services convenient and effective for you.
To talk with a Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Clearwater driving on a suspended license attorney about your legal concerns, call The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, at 813.258.4878 or complete our online contact form for a free initial consultation. Telephones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Off-site, evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience. For criminal law and DUI cases, payment plans are available, and we accept all major credit cards.