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A Tampa woman received a letter from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) which notified her that her driving privilege was about to be suspended by the State of Florida for a period of three (3) months or ninety (90) days because she received eightteen (18) points on her driving record within 18 months under Florida Statutes Section 322.27(3).
One of the underlying tickets that caused the 90 day suspension of the driver's license was a speeding ticket with four (4) points from Pinellas County Traffic Court, North County Branch, 29582 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater; FL 33761. The Tampa woman had paid the ticket for the speeding not knowing that those four points would later cause the three month suspension. The Tampa woman travels for her work and is required to rent vehicles for business purposes. The three month suspension would have presented serious problems for the Tampa woman's ability to travel and perform her job.
Just one week after the Tampa woman hired the Sammis Law Firm, on February 23, 2009, a judge in North Pinellas County Traffic Court granted the Tampa woman's motion to vacate the conviction that caused the 3 month or 90 day suspension. The client was able to avoid the three month suspension for having 18 points in 18 months. The Tampa woman did not have to appear in court, and through her attorney, was able to resolve her case with a "withhold of adjudication" which did not put any points on her license, the same fines and costs already paid, although she is now required to take a four hour on-line driving improvement class within the next 30 days.
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The Florida DHSMV will not impose the suspension (if it has not already become effective) or will immediately lift the suspension (if it has already become effective) upon receiving a copy of the order that vacates the conviction. If your Florida driver's license is about to be suspended for excessive points, contact an experienced post-conviction attorney to discuss filing a motion to vacate one of the underlying offenses in Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County or Pasco County. Click here to find out more information about avoiding a suspension of your driver's license in Florida.
If you have received notice from the Florida DHSMV that your driver's license is about to be suspended because of too many points on your driving record, call 813-250-0500 to discuss your case with an attorney that focuses on helping Florida driver's protect their driver's license.