If you are convicted of certain crimes and you have a Florida driver’s license, your license will be suspended by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The length of time that your license will be suspended for depends upon the crime that you’re convicted of. The more serious the crime, the longer the suspension. The following is a list of eleven such crimes:
1. Murder resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle.
2. DUI manslaughter.
4. Any felony that involves the use of a motor vehicle.
5. Failing to stop and render aid following a motor vehicle crash that results in the death or personal injury of another person.
6. Making a false affidavit or false statement to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles while under oath to tell the truth.
7. Conviction for three charges of reckless driving committed within a period of 12 months.
8. Using a motor vehicle in connection with certain sex crimes.
9. If you are convicted of possessing or selling a controlled substance (such as cocaine or marijuana).
10. If you are convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance.
11. If you are convicted of conspiracy to possess, sell, or traffic in a controlled substance.
Even if you are convicted of certain crimes on this list, you may still be eligible to obtain a hardship license so that you can do things like drive to work or go to the grocery store.