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Suspended License (DWLS)

There are many circumstances that can result in your driver’s license being suspended, including:

  • DUI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Failure to Pay Child Support
  • Financial Responsibility (Failure to pay a traffic citation)
  • Suspension due to point accumulation

If you have received a ticket for Driving While License Suspended, Revoked or Canceled (either with or without knowledge) you need to immediately contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale suspended license attorney to discuss the consequences this ticket might have on your driving history, insurance rates, and criminal record.

In many cases, valid defenses to this charge can result in the charges being dropped by the prosecutor or dismissed by the court. In other cases, we can use mitigating factors to convince the prosecutor to reduce the charges to a less serious offense, thereby allowing you to avoid a conviction or other disposition that might cause another suspension of your driver’s license.

Free Initial Consultation

Our initial consultation is free. From our initial free consultation, we can help you develop a strategy to best protect your privilege to drive. Call now for a free consultation to discuss the particular facts of your case.

If your license is suspended already Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney David Sobel will personally examine your driving record and set out a plan to help you either get your license back, get a hardship license or have your driving privileges reinstated.

License Suspension Charges in 5 Years – Habitual Traffic Offender

In Florida, if you have a combination of 3 Driving while license suspended (DWLS) convictions or DUI convictions within a period of 5 years, the department of highway safety and motor vehicles can suspend your license for a period of 5 years and deem you a habitual traffic offender. Losing your license for 5 years can be overwhelming and shocking. That is why it is so important to have an experienced Ft Lauderdale driving with a suspended license attorney represent you for any driving while license suspended matter.

There are many ways to fight a DWLS charge. There are many ways to fight a DWLS charge and not every game plan is for every client. After examining your driving record, Mr. Sobel will sit down with you, the client, and develop a strategy to fight the charge. It takes experience to know what method is right for what client. Mr. Sobel is skilled and knowledgeable as to exactly what needs to be done to save your driver license and protect your freedom.

DUI Suspension

If you were arrested for DUI, you probably received a driver’s license suspension for blowing over the legal limit or refusing to take the breath test. If you did not request a Formal Review Hearing, your license was suspended for 6 months, 12 months, or 18 months depending on your particular situation. Additionally, if you entered a plea on your DUI case, the court ordered another license suspension for a period of 6-12 months.

If you were charged with having a suspended license because of a DUI suspension, this is a serious issue. Generally, prosecutors have a policy to make an offer of jail time to resolve cases where the defendant is charged with driving on a DUI suspension.

Drug Conviction Suspension

Florida law requires a 2 year driver license suspension for a conviction of any drug crime. If you took a plea to a drug crime and then later received a suspended license charge, we invite you to contact one of our Fort Lauderdale suspended license attorneys as soon as possible. We may be able to go back and have your drug case overturned so that you do not have a conviction.


Any ticket for driving while license suspended, whether civil or criminal is serious. Order a copy of your driving record and contact an experienced Ft Lauderdale driving with a suspended license lawyer. Whether you have received a ticket for driving while license suspended, revoked or canceled in Broward County Palm Beach County or Miami-Dade County, or any of the surrounding counties, contact a DWSL attorney in Ft Lauderdale FL that is well-versed in the traffic laws of the state of Florida to assist you today.