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How To Reinstate a Suspended Florida License

Got your license suspended? Do you wish to reinstate your suspended Florida driver’s license? If yes, but you worry about the long process that you will go through then stop worrying. The reinstatement process is not that complicated provided that you do it in a timely manner.

Do not dare to drive the roads of Florida with a suspended driver’s license with you because for sure you will commit a serious offense with serious consequences laid to pay your violation. Driving with a suspended license can even result to imprisonment if not reinstated.

To spare you from those horrifying and undesirable consequences, we have collected some helpful information so we can assist you with everything you need to reinstate your Florida driver’s license. To begin with, choose from the options below.

1. Online application and Checklist download

2. By mail, if eligible

3. In person at a local DHSMV office


Grounds for Suspension of Florida Driver’s License


Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol

Driving while you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol will result to suspension of your driving privileges for a certain period. This is determined depending on the number of similar violations you have committed and so with the time span between each violation.

This may result to suspension for more or less 6 months on your first conviction. Further convictions may result to suspension for as long as 10 years. After the suspension, you are requested to complete a DUI program before you can reinstate your license.

Depending on the degree of the violation you have committed, you may be able to apply for a restricted license that will allow you to drive between school and work. However, an additional offense committed will result to further suspension.

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Not Completing Traffic School

As part of the penalty for a traffic violation, drivers in Florida are requested to complete a court-ordered traffic school course. Failure to comply will result to suspension of your driving privileges.


Failure to Appear on a Traffic Summons or Pay Fine

In addition, if you are issued with a traffic summons or a fine and you fail to appear in court or has not paid the full amount of your violation, this can be a ground for an indefinite suspension of your license.

Also, if you have been issued a traffic summon or a fine, and have not appeared in court or paid the full amount, you may be issued an indefinite suspension of your Florida driver’s license.


Lack of Auto Insurance

As part of the law, the State of Florida requires the owner of motorcycles to maintain at least a minimum level of car insurance. If you fail to have an adequate insurance on you vehicle, this will result to suspension of your driver’s license for up to three (3) years.


Inadequate Vision

If you have poor vision, you need to seek some form of vision correction or else your license will be suspended. You can reinstate your suspended Florida license if you can  prove that you are able to correct your vision and correct vision standards are met.


Suspension for Points

If you have accrued a lot of suspension points on your license in a short span of time, your license will be suspended for at least 30 days and even up to 12 months. The points will remain on your driver’s record for 36 months after the date of conviction.


Traffic Violation Resulting in Personal Injury or Death – No DUI

If  your traffic violation has resulted to death or serious injury but did not involve driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol (DUI), your license will be suspended for three months up to one year.


Habitual Traffic Offender – HTO

If you are consistently involved in many traffic violations, you will then be listed under Habitual Traffic Offender. Your license will be revoked for up to five years. Driving while under this penalty can result to imprisonment in the country jail and pay further fines.


Helpful Links

Reinstate Your Suspended Florida License Easy Guide

Check the Status of your Suspended Florida Driver License

Florida Driver License Offices

Traffic Courts


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