Protecting Your Privilege To Drive
If your Florida license is being suspended for DUI, for an accumulation of traffic offenses, for a drug conviction or as penalty for avoiding financial obligations, the law firm of Steven Wetter Attorney at Law, P.A., can help you retain or restore your driving privileges.
Through a little-known aspect of the law, Fort Myers lawyer Steven H. Wetter has had remarkable success reopening old suspensions to pursue the validation of suspended licenses again. Many clients who thought their case was hopeless happily find themselves fully cleared to drive within a matter of days.
Mr. Wetter also represents clients in Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) license suspension hearings. He is skilled at challenging the basis for DUI suspension or habitual traffic offender suspension.
We practice in Lee County and Charlotte County, serving clients of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and surrounding communities. Contact us today for a free consultation.
DUI License Suspension And Hardship License
An arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) creates two separate proceedings: the criminal charges in court and administrative license suspension. Steven Wetter provides skilled representation for DHSMV administrative hearings to possibly retain your driving privileges. He is a former prosecutor and longtime criminal defense attorney who knows how to cross-examine the arresting officer to challenge the evidence and subsequent DUI arrest.
It is possible to win your DUI license hearing and keep your license even after a conviction of the criminal charges.
License Suspension For Traffic Offenses
Your Florida driver’s license can also be suspended for:
- Point violations — too many traffic infractions in a certain period
- Being a habitual traffic offender — three major offenses such as driving while license suspended (DWLS)
- Failure to pay traffic tickets or fines for criminal traffic offenses such as DUI
Mr. Wetter may be able to intervene to fight the recent speeding ticket or traffic violations, or to satisfy the court you caught up on fines.
License Restoration For Financial Responsibility Suspension
Many drivers face suspensions for failure to pay child support, court fines and fees, restitution or other court-ordered obligations. This often leads to more trouble when, knowingly or unknowingly, a person drives on a suspended license. It can become badly tangled very quickly.
Through a loophole in the law, Mr. Wetter has had success in going “back in time” — sometimes several years back — to undo the suspension and get a valid driver’s license back in the client’s pocket.