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Florida Traffic Law: License Suspension / Revocation, what's the difference?

Posted by attorney David Gilbert
Filed under: Criminal defense

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, "[a] suspension is a temporary withdrawal of the driving privilege for an unspecified time, such as a suspension for failure to pay a traffic fine. Once the fine is paid the suspension may be lifted." However, "[a] revocation is the permanent withdrawal of the driving privilege for a specific/specified time frame such as a one year revocation for D.U.I. or five year revocation for H.T.O."

If you license has been suspended due to failure to comply with court order, failure to appear, failure to pay fine, habitual traffic offender, or any other reason, please contact me for a free consultation regarding the reinstatement of your driving privilege. You may contact me at or call (727) 260-5754.

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