Florida Suspended License Defense FAQ

License suspension laws in Florida can be confusing. I’ve been a traffic ticket defense attorney since 1997, so I have the knowledge, skill and experience to defend your driving rights against suspension.

Question: I just paid off all of my traffic tickets, and I just got a letter from Tallahassee saying that my driver’s license is going to be suspended for five (5) years. Is this possible?

Answer: Yes, unfortunately it is possible. I can’t begin to tell you how many people have called me over the years after having their license suspended. They thought paying the fines would clear up the issue; in fact, paying the tickets is like pleading guilty.

Then, they call me and I explain that the courts view paying the tickets as an admission of guilt, and they are subject to the lengthy suspension of their license.

It you pay (in other words, accept guilt) to three (3) instances of driving on a suspended license within a five (5) year period, you will lose your license for an additional five (5) years.

This demonstrates why it is so important to call an experienced traffic ticket defense attorney when you are given a ticket for driving on a suspended license.


Question: What is the best way to fight a ticket for driving on a suspended license?

Answer: If you’re license is suspended, and you are stopped while driving for any reason (even, in many cases, a verifiable emergency), you will probably be given a ticket. Successful traffic ticket defense in such cases is more difficult than defending against almost every other moving violation.

Therefore, the best defense against losing your license is to fight the kinds of tickets that lead to license suspension in the first place. When you’re ticketed for:

  • Speeding
  • Careless or reckless driving
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Street racing
  • Hit and run
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicles

or other moving violations, call a ticket defense attorney to explore your options for fighting the charge. It’s when points from multiple driving tickets pile up on your record that you are most likely to lose your license.


Question: How can you help me fight a traffic ticket in Miami?

Answer: First, I provide you with a free consultation. I’m trained to ask the right questions to discover exactly what happened and decide the ticket defense strategy most likely to succeed in your situation.

By the way, my practice covers not just Miami, but Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and communities throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

If you hire me as your South Florida traffic attorney, I’ll use my investigative skills to discover where errors might have been made by law enforcement. While there are many possibilities, it is common for police officers to be unclear on the facts. Their equipment might have been faulty, or they may not have been trained in its use.

I will build a traffic ticket defense based on what I discover that is designed to have charges dismissed or have you found innocent of the charges. This will keep points off your record, and you’ll maintain your driving rights.

Choose an Experienced Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer

I’m available for a free consultation regarding civil or criminal traffic violations, so get in touch today:

  • 954.752.2010
  • 855.352.8425
  • Use the convenient contact form on this page

Russell D. Bernstein, Esq.

Attorney at Law representing clients in Coral Springs, Hallandale, North Miami, Miami, Weston, Boca Raton, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale and neighboring communities.