Florida DUI - Interlock and Other Issue

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    Florida DUI - Interlock and Other Issue

    I received a DUI two years ago. I have finally completed my probation. But I have two issues outstanding.

    1. I went to the DMV today. I gave them all my paperwork, and they issued me a new license (the other had been revoked). I asked if there was anything else, and they said no, I'm good to drive. However, I just checked my court paperwork and while I fulfilled all of my probation requirements, the DMV was supposed to give me an interlock potentially for 6 months. Do I need to alert them of this? Alert the courts? Or was it not deemed necessary and I'm good to go (doubtful, but wishful thinking as I will be having to drive my bosses on an upcoming trip and the interlock will be difficult to explain).

    2. Three weeks ago, after I'd made my appointment to get my license reinstated, I was caught driving on the revoked license. I have a court date on Tuesday. What can I expect? I've literally put every penny I own into this issue.Just getting my license reinstated? $432. That's in addition to everything else, plus an over $3,000 insurance policy to boot. Am I going to be fined? Put in jail? I have been working two jobs to pay for everything. I've had no infractions other than being stopped for a tail light being out and driving on a revoked license. I just want this all behind me once and for all so I can move on.


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    Matt,
    Don't count this as legal advice, If it were me, I think I would leave the first issue alone. Cases have a life of their own and if your case gets closed and archived, so much the better. I would not be inclined to be raising questions which would open it back up.

    I would treat the second matter independantly. Talk to the prosecutor and see if he will cut you a deal.
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    Thank you for your assistance. Just wanted to update this. My attorney friend gave me the same advice on the Interlock. Since I have my license and everything is clear, he said just to let it go, it should be fine. So far, it is.

    Yesterday I went to court for the driving on a revoked license citation. THere was a line of about 50 for the courtroom, and it appeared as though all cases were driving on suspended or revoked. Before going into the courtroom, there was a man checking files. He would ask if you had already gotten your license or not (I was one of the only who had, since I'd made the appointment for it even before being pulled over). I went into the courtroom, was called almost immediately. THey started paperwork and asked if I'd like more time to be able to get my license. I explained that I already had it as I had told the man outside. They took the license, checked the system, saw it was valid, had me sign a document and sent me on my way. No appearance before a judge, no fine.

    My attorney was concerned before I went that I might have an issue because it was revoked for DUI, which harbors more serious fines and charges, including jail time. However, it appears they had so many cases that I don't think anyone ever looked at WHY I was revoked. They were just concerned with getting individuals out if they had already gotten their license back.

    Not sure if this will help anyone else, but wanted to make sure my resolution was included for anyone in similar circumstances. Thank you for your assistance. I appreciate it.

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    Great news. Itmust be nice to be out from under a cloud like that.
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