The Florida D6 Clearance

If you fail to appear for court after receiving a criminal citation or civil traffic infraction, fail to pay a fine, or fail to complete another condition ordered by the court, the court may suspend your Florida driver’s license by issuing a D-6 suspension.

To reinstate your Florida driver’s license, you should contact the clerk of court in the county where the suspension occurred to clear the hold so the clerk’s office can provide the D-6 clearance form (or D6 clearance) to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).

What is a D-6 Suspension?

A D-6 suspension occurs when a person is issued a citation and fails to appear, pay, or complete other court-required conditions.

The court sends an order requiring the department to suspend the person’s driving privilege until the person comes into compliance. The department issues a post-dated suspension order for a post-dated suspension set out for twenty (20) days.

These suspensions can appear as a failure to appear on traffic summons and/or failure to pay traffic fines. Each has an identifiable ticket number.

A driver can have a “failed to pay” and “failed to appear” with the same ticket number. In that case, the person must show two clearances, one for each suspension.

The effective dates or offense dates do not indicate the person was issued the ticket, only the date the Florida Department of Highway Safety (HDSMV) suspended the license for the failure to pay or to appear. The length of the suspension is indefinite.

If the person shows a clearance for the suspension before the suspension taking effect, the suspension will be purged from the driver’s record immediately and does not require a service fee.

Court requirements are met when the customer receives clearance from the court after the suspension date but must pay a $60 service fee. The ticket number/county court indicates which county the ticket was issued in and the ticket number.

Attorneys on Florida’s D6 Suspension in Hillsborough County, FL

Contact an attorney at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, who can answer your questions about obtaining a Florida D-6 clearance, particularly if you are concerned about triggering a license suspension because of numerous tickets or excessive points on your Florida driving record.

If you have also been cited for driving while your license is suspended, an attorney focused on driving while license suspended charges can assist you in obtaining a D-6 clearance so that you can return to court with a valid driver’s license for a case pending in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Dade City, or New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida.

In cases where an individual can reinstate their Florida driver’s license, the criminal defense attorney can attempt to convince the prosecutor to drop the charges against the individual or at least amend the charges to a less serious offense that will not trigger another suspension.

Call 813-250-0500.

This article was last updated on Friday, April 12, 2024.