Failure to comply with a court order following a traffic infraction can result in the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) ordering a D-6 suspension of the person’s driver’s license. Failure to pay a fine, failure to appear in court, or failure to complete a court-ordered program in connection to a traffic offense are some of the most common reasons that people receive D-6 suspensions.
A D-6 suspension lasts indefinitely and remains in effect until the underlying issues are resolved. Driving with a D-6 suspension can result in a person possibly being arrested and facing additional criminal charges that could result in incarceration and fines.
Attorney for D-6 Suspension Defense in West Palm Beach, FL
Have you received a D-6 suspension in South Florida? You will want to contact Meltzer & Bell, P.A. as soon as possible.
West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers Lawrence Meltzer and Steven Bell assist clients in communities all over Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County, such as Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, and several others. Call (561) 557-8686 to have our attorneys provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free, confidential consultation.
Overview of D-6 Suspension in Palm Beach County
- Common Causes of D-6 Suspensions in Florida
- Resolving D-6 Suspensions in Florida
- Palm Beach County D-6 Suspension Resources
Common Causes of D-6 Suspensions in Florida
Chapter 318 of the Florida Statutes is known as the Florida Uniform Disposition of Traffic Infractions Act, and the court can order a D-6 suspension when a person issued a Uniform Traffic Citation fails to take any one of a number of required actions. Some of the most common violations include:
- Failure to pay traffic fine;
- Failure to appear in court;
- Failure to attend a court ordered school; or
- Failure to complete election selected under Florida Statute § 318.14.
A notice to suspend a person’s license will be transmitted through the Traffic Citation & Accounting Transmission System (TCATS), and orders are postdated 20 days from the mail date.
Resolving D-6 Suspensions in Florida
In order for a person to have his or her license reinstated, he or she may have to obtain a D6 clearance form from the Florida DHSMV. Some cases may involve suspensions despite alleged offenders having completed court requirements, and a criminal defense attorney can assist in proving that you have satisfied the necessary terms. If you can prove clearance before a D-6 suspension took effect, you may be able to have your license reinstated without paying any additional fees.
In other cases, people may have to complete certain requirements or pay D-6 suspension fees in order to receive clearance. Licenses will typically be reinstated after individuals have paid all related fees.
Palm Beach County D-6 Suspension Resources
Driver License Suspensions and Revocations | Florida DHSMV — Visit this section of the DHSMV website to learn more about the different kinds of driver’s license suspensions and revocations in Florida. The website also has a section specifically dedicated to unpaid traffic tickets. You can also find additional information about D-6 suspension fees.
D6 Suspension | Florida DHSMV — View a DHSMV document discussing the license suspension process. The document also contains information about reinstating a license through the Traffic Citation & Accounting Transmission System (TCATS). You can also learn more about out-of-state and out-of-country drivers.
Find a D-6 Suspension Defense Lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL
If you recently learned that you have received a D-6 suspension on your Florida driver’s license, it is in your best interest to quickly seek legal representation. Meltzer & Bell, P.A. represents individuals in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Boca Raton, Wellington, and many other surrounding areas of Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County.
Our criminal defense attorneys in West Palm Beach understand how confusing D-6 suspensions can be for people and we work to quickly help you legally get back on the road as soon as possible. You can have our lawyers review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call (561) 557-8686 or fill out an online contact form to receive a free initial consultation.