In Florida, there are many reasons why drivers may lose their licenses through a suspension or revocation. If you lose your license, then you will need to take steps to seek a reinstatement once the appropriate time period has passed.
Here is more information on why you could lose your license and what to do to get it back.
- You aren’t carrying car insurance
One of the first reasons why the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles could suspend or invalidate your license is if it receives information that you don’t have insurance. All licensed insurance companies reporting to FLHSMV will inform the department of changes to your insurance.
You may receive a notice in the mail that you have had your license suspended as a result of failing to carry insurance. Depending on the sanction number, you will need to follow specific instructions to keep your license and registration valid.
- You got a DUI
If you are involved in a drunk driving case and are convicted, you will need to use an ignition interlock device to keep your license. Every DUI case is different, but the state does keep a list of possible penalties that you could face for driving while under the influence. These include the potential loss of your license.
- Medical problems
You could also lose your license due to medical problems. For example, you need to meet the minimum visual acuity standard 20/70 in one or both eyes with or without corrective lenses to be able to drive legally in the state. There are other exceptions and unique circumstances that may apply as well. If you do not meet the minimums and decide to drive while unlicensed, you could face serious repercussions.
Driving without a license can lead to serious penalties
If you are caught driving without a license, you could end up facing harsh penalties, like fines or imprisonment. It’s worth knowing your rights and taking steps to defend yourself if you’re accused of driving without a license or without a valid license. The right defense may help you protect your interests and avoid penalties that could limit your ability to drive in the future.