What Is a D6 Suspension?

Facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) can be one of the most stressful and frightening experiences of a person’s life, especially if they’ve never been accused of a crime before. DUIs tend to be punished severely in many states, including Florida. If you are convicted of a DUI, not only could you face high fines, but you could be forced to spend time in jail, receive a license suspension, or even lose your job as a commercial motor vehicle driver.

Typically, a driver will have his or her license suspended for a specific amount of time after a DUI conviction. A first-time DUI conviction, for example, will lead to a suspension of 180 days to 360 days. You may also be required to attend traffic school. If you fail to pay any fines or fail to participate in court-ordered education, you will need to pay the DMV a $60 D6 suspension reinstatement fee.

D6 suspensions can also be tricky if they occur when someone receives a traffic ticket as part of a DUI charge and ends up going to prison. After they get out, they realize they cannot get their license back because of the previously unpaid ticket.

If you’ve been issued a D6 suspension, talk to one of our skilled Miami DUI lawyers. A typical DUI charge is difficult to deal with, and a suspension on top of that can make your life even harder. Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is dedicated to helping our clients fight criminal charges and keep them well-informed about their cases throughout the entire defense process. We understand how stressful and scary it can be to face criminal charges on your own. Let us see what we can do to defend your driving privileges.

Contact us at (305) 330-1360 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation today.


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