A driving license suspension may be a slight inconvenience to some people, but it could have serious implications on the lives of others. Think about a truck driver or a delivery guy who can no longer work because of a suspended driving license. Your livelihood may be on the line if you find yourself in such a situation.
Here is what you need to know about driving license suspension in Florida.
When can your driving license be suspended?
The length of suspension depends on the reason for suspension, among other things. Some of the possible reasons include:
- Obtaining your driving license fraudulently
- Driving without insurance
- Failing to pay child support
- Misusing a restricted license
- Refusal to submit to a sobriety test
- Have a certain number of points for traffic offenses
- A traffic conviction
- Failing to pay a traffic ticket or appear before a court as directed
What can you do about it?
If you need your driving license to continue working, you may apply for a hardship license to help you carry on with your job. This is a limited driver’s license granted on a case-by-case basis upon application by the suspended driver. Not everyone can get a hardship license and it will depend in part on the reason for the suspension.
Should you find yourself in a situation where your license is at risk of suspension, it is important to take action. Your job is on the line, and you need to act fast, more so if you are employed at will. Your employer could let you go if you do not meet expectations because of a suspended license.