Driver License Suspension and Revocation in Florida

Driver License Suspension and Revocation in Florida

Driver License Suspension and Revocation in Florida

There is a difference between revocation and suspension of your driving license.


A suspension means your license is temporarily invalidated for a specific period. After this period, you can resume driving.


DUI revocation is the complete cancellation of your driving privileges. You will be prohibited from driving until a thorough investigation is conducted. After that, you may or may not be allowed to resume driving.

Insurance companies regularly check for driver’s license suspensions and revocations. If they find either on your record, they may increase your premiums. In the worst case, your insurance policy could be canceled. You would then be considered a “high-risk” customer and forced to find new insurance at higher rates.

What Are the Most Common Reasons for a Driver’s License Suspension?

  • Moving Violations: If you accumulate too many points from violations, your license can be automatically suspended. For example:
    1. 12 points in a year results in a 30-day suspension.
    2. 18 points within 18 months leads to a 90-day suspension.
    3. 24 points within 36 months results in a one-year suspension.
  • DUI Offenses: A first offense can result in a 6-month suspension. A second or subsequent offense leads to a one-year suspension. Refusing to submit to a blood, urine, or breath test can result in an 18-month suspension.
  • Driving without a License or Insurance: This can also lead to a suspension.
  • Physical or Psychological Conditions: If an examination determines you are unfit to drive safely, your license may be suspended.
  • False Information: Providing false information on your application can lead to a suspension.
  • Other Traffic Violations: Reckless driving, causing a fatal accident, or abandoning your vehicle on a highway can result in a year’s suspension. Serious injuries or deaths caused by violations (not involving DUI) can also lead to suspension.
  • Non-Traffic Related Issues: Your license may be suspended for failing to respond to notices from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, failing to appear in court, or not paying fines or child support.

Automatic Suspension of Driver’s License

  • Crimes or Dishonest Acts Involving a Vehicle: This can lead to an automatic suspension.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident: If the incident resulted in personal injury or death, you might lose your license.
  • Multiple Reckless Driving Violations: Three reckless driving violations in one year can result in suspension.
  • Medical Conditions: Conditions that make driving unsafe, such as poor vision, can also lead to suspension.

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