How to Get Your Driver’s License Restored in SarasotaPublished: Oct 16, 2018 by Erika Valcarcel
Having your driver’s license revoked in Sarasota can be a major inconvenience in your life. Using public transportation or rideshares every day can cause you financial issues. If public transportation is not an option, you may have to miss work or social engagements. Luckily, under Florida law it is possible to have your driver’s license restored.
Talking to a Sarasota traffic attorney can help ease the process of license restoration. For any assistance with a traffic issue in Florida, contact Erika Valcarcel, Criminal Defense Lawyer, P.A.. It’s a good idea to discuss your traffic law needs with an attorney from our firm. Traffic law violations go far beyond a simple speeding or parking ticket; you could be facing significant fines, and even imprisonment. Call us at (941) 363-7900, or use our online contact form to speak with a driver’s license restoration lawyer today.
Driver’s License Revocation in Sarasota
Your license can be suspended for any number of reasons. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your loss of license, the length of the revocation period can vary. Restoring your Florida driver’s license will require filling out the proper documentation, as well paying a fine. The process can become slightly more complex depending on the details of your case.
Restoring Your Florida Driver’s License
To reinstate your Florida driver’s license, you will have to visit any Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle office and pay the reinstatement fee. The fee is $45 if your license was suspended, and $75 if you license was revoked. Depending on the offense that led to your license revocation, there may be additional fees you have to pay. Below are the offenses that require additional payment, and their corresponding fee:
- Unpaid parking tickets: $60;
- Offenses related to child support: $60;
- Failure to maintain proper car insurance: $150;
- Offenses related to drugs or alcohol: $130.
Your potential charges don’t stop there. Depending on how your case plays out, you may be on the hook for court costs (and attorney’s fees) in addition to your fines.
Providing Proof You Satisfied Your Summons
The first step in your Sarasota traffic offense case is usually being assigned a court date. This is the date you must appear before the court and plead guilty or not guilty. If you’re license was suspended for any of the following reasons:
- Failing to comply with a summons;
- Failing to appear on your traffic summons;
- Failing to pay a fine; or
- Failing to complete or attend court-ordered traffic school,
Then you will need to provide proof you satisfied your court summons. This proof is required in addition to any of the applicable fees discussed above.
Additional Steps to Restore Your License After a DUI
Your driver’s license may have been suspended as part of your punishment for a DUI. If this is the case, there may be additional steps you have to take to have your license restored. These steps can include completion of a DUI course or counseling. You may also have to prove your have bodily injury liability insurance.
Additional Steps Required by Inadequate Vision
Your Florida driver’s license can also be suspended due to your vision. In order to restore it, you’ll be required to take an eye exam showing you meet the minimum vision requirement to drive in Florida. If you pass the test, you have to send the results to a Florida DMV.
Additional Steps Required by the Accumulation of Too Many Traffic Points
You may face license suspension if too many points accumulate on your license. If your license is so revoked, you will have to take and pass an examination in order to have it restored. In addition to the exam, you will also have to enroll in an advanced driving course. Proof of your enrollment will need to be submitted to the DMV.
Talk to Erika Valcarcel, Criminal Defense Lawyer, P.A. About Your Traffic Violations
A traffic attorney will be able to make the process of restoring your license seem less burdensome. If you’re facing a traffic law issue in Florida, talk to Erika Valcarcel, Criminal Defense Lawyer, P.A.. We can handle the legal work, so that you can get your life back to normal. To speak with a Florida traffic attorney, fill out the online contact form or call (941) 363-7900 today.