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How Losing Your License Can Affect You

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Losing your license can have a negative impact on your ability to work, to develop your career, and with other aspects of your life. While it is important to remain proactive in avoiding behavior that may compromise your ability to maintain your license, mistakes are sometimes made.

How Can You Lose Your License?

There are several ways to lose your license. It’s important to be aware of the different ways you can lose your license and to avoid those behaviors. Some examples include:

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

In 2016, nearly 6,000 Florida drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is illegal for Florida drivers to drive while under the influence of recreational drugs as well as those prescription drugs that impair one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. Although you can consume alcohol and drive at a later time after it’s out of your system, it is illegal for you to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. (For those under 21, Florida has a zero-tolerance policy, and a blood alcohol concentration over 0.02 is considered driving under the influence.)

Failing to Maintain Insurance

Florida drivers and vehicle owners are required to maintain minimum insurance in case of an accident. Failing to maintain this insurance can result in suspended driving privileges in addition to costly fines. A first-time offense can result in a loss of driving privileges for up to three years.

Accumulating Points Against License

Committing too many moving violations can cause you to lose your license. Points are assessed against your license for each moving violation you receive. Accumulating too many points can result in the temporary suspension of your license and driving privileges.

How Can Losing My License Impact Me?

The repercussions of losing your license can be both professionally and financially damaging. Some ways that losing your license can negatively impact you include:

You Can Lose Your Job

Many individuals rely on their driving privileges in order to get to work. Others, however, must be able to drive in order to perform daily job duties. Thus, losing your license can mean that you are either unable to get to work, to carry out your job duties, or both.

An employer is likely to terminate your employment if you are unable to perform your job duties. Truck drivers, mail carriers, and other driving-intensive professionals are at great risk of being terminated.

Losing your job will undoubtedly have a negative impact on your finances, but it may also make it…

More Difficult to Find Another Job

Losing your license can make it more difficult to find future employment. Today, many employers conduct criminal background checks before hiring prospective employees. Crimes on your record, such as driving under the influence, may keep future employers from hiring you.

Contact a St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney Today

Do not allow your life to be negatively impacted because you have lost your license. You have a right to defend yourself and avoid losing your driving privileges. The skilled and experienced criminal defense attorneys at Khonsari Law Group are available to help. We will evaluate your case and develop a strong legal defense. Schedule your initial consultation with us by calling (727) 269-5300 or writing us online today.

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