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Revocation or suspension of driver license for persons 18 or older convicted of drug offenses

Anyone, 18 or older convicted for possession or sale of, trafficking in, or conspiracy to possess, sell, or traffic in a controlled substance, the court shall direct the department to revoke the driver license or driving privilege of the person for 1 year or until the person is evaluated for and, if needed, completes a drug treatment program approved by Department of Children and Families.

The court may direct the department to issue a license for driving privilege restricted to business or employment purposes only. A driver whose license or driving privilege has been suspended or revoked under this section may, upon the expiration of 6 months, petition the department for restoration of the driving privilege on a restricted or unrestricted.

Authorized Providers

You must present the original Certificate of Completion that will be scanned and subject to verification to ensure that it was issued by an approved provider. (It will also be faxed to the Revocation Section in Tallahassee for further verification and to adjust any dates, if needed.)

Anyone 18 or older convicted for the possession or sale of, trafficking in, or conspiracy to possess, sell, or traffic in a controlled substance and such person is eligible because of age for a driver license or privilege, the court shall direct department to withhold issuance of such person's driver license or driving privilege of the person for 1 year or until the person is evaluated for and, if needed, completes a drug treatment program approved by Department of Children and Families.

The court may direct the department to issue a license for driving privilege restricted to business or employment purposes only. A driver whose license or driving privilege has been suspended or revoked under this section may, upon the expiration of 6 months, petition the department for restoration of the driving privilege on a restricted or unrestricted.

 Anyone 18 or older convicted for the possession or sale of, trafficking in, or conspiracy to possess, sell, or traffic in a controlled substance and such person's driver license or driving privilege is already under suspension or revocation for any reason the court shall direct the department to extend the period of such suspension or revocation by an additional period of 1 year or until the person is evaluated for and, if needed, completes a drug treatment program approved by Department of Children and Families.

The court may direct the department to issue a license for driving privilege restricted to business or employment purposes only. A driver whose license or driving privilege has been suspended or revoked under this section may, upon the expiration of 6 months, petition the department for restoration of the driving privilege on a restricted or unrestricted.

Anyone 18 or older convicted for the possession or sale of, trafficking in, or conspiracy to possess, sell, or traffic in a controlled substance and such person is ineligible by reason of age for a driver license or driving privilege, the court shall direct the department to withhold issuance of such person's driver license or driving privilege for a period of 1 year after the date that he or she would otherwise have become eligible or until he or she becomes eligible by reason of age for a driver license and direct DHSMV to revoke the driver license or driving privilege of the person for one 1 year or until the person is evaluated for and, if needed, completes a drug treatment program approved by Department of Children and Families.

The court may direct the department to issue a license for driving privilege restricted to business or employment purposes only. A driver whose license or driving privilege has been suspended or revoked under this section may, upon the expiration of 6 months, petition the department for restoration of the driving privilege on a restricted or unrestricted.

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