How Do I Remove a “Failure To Comply” Suspension Because of A Florida Traffic Ticket?
Did you forget to pay the fine or hire a lawyer to contest your Florida Traffic Ticket within 30 days? If you received a “Failure to Comply” suspension, here is how to reinstate your Florida Driver’s License.
What is a “failure to comply” suspension?
Under Fla. Stat. §318.15, you may receive a “failure to comply” suspension if you do any of the following:
- Fail to pay the traffic ticket fine within 30 days (If a person fails to comply with the civil penalties provided in s. 318.18 within the time period specified in s. 318.14(4)),
- Fail to enter into or comply with the terms of a penalty payment plan with the clerk of the court in accordance with ss. 318.14 and 28.246,
- Fail to attend driver improvement school, or
- Fail to appear at a scheduled hearing.
Since you failed to comply with any of the above, “the clerk of the court shall notify the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles of such failure within 10 days after such failure. Upon receipt of such notice, the department shall immediately issue an order suspending the driver license and privilege to drive of such person effective 20 days after the date the order of suspension is mailed in accordance with s. 322.251(1), (2), and (6). See Fla Stat 318.15.
How do I reinstate my Florida driver’s license after I receive notice of the “failure to comply” suspension?
Your attorney can contact the Clerk of Courts office and determine if there are any late fees. If there are late fees, your attorney may direct you to pay the late fees in a way that will not result in pleading guilty and accepting points for the traffic ticket. Once the fees are paid, the Clerk of Court will issue a D-6 clearance form with a stamped court seal. You can take the D-6 clearance form to your local Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DMV) office and pay the reinstatement fee.
Too Long; Didn’t Read (TL;DR): How do I reinstate my driver’s license after I forgot to pay a Florida ticket and received a “failure to comply” suspension? Contact an attorney who can help you receive a D-6 clearance form from the Clerk of Court.
Defender Donahue Law PLLC represents clients seeking to clear their failure to comply suspension. If you forgot to pay a ticket in the State of Florida, contact me, Patrick C. Donahue, Esq. to discuss the facts of your particular traffic ticket. To schedule a free and confidential consultation about your criminal record, call my cell phone (561) 888-0113, send me an email PCDEsq@gmail.com, or use my Contact Form.