1) Drug Convictions
Any adjudication imposed for a violation of Florida Statute section 893 will result in a 2-year suspension. This includes possession, sale, and trafficking charges. Even a conviction for possession of marijuana will result in a 2-year suspension. On a drug suspension, you can only apply for a hardship license after serving 1 year of the suspension.
2) Fleeing and Eluding
Fleeing and eluding carries a mandatory conviction and a mandatory 1-year driver's license suspension.
A. First Conviction: Minimum 180 days revocation, maximum 1 year.
B. Second Conviction Within 5 Years: Minimum 5 years revocation. May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 1 year. Other 2nd offenders same as "A" above.
C. Third Conviction Within 10 Years of the second conviction: minimum 10 years revocation. May be eligable for a hardship reinstatement after two years.
D. Fourth Conviction, Regardless of When Prior Convictions Occurred) and Murder with Motor Vehicle: Mandatory permanent revocation. No hardship reinstatement.
E. DUI Manslaughter: Mandatory permanent revocation. If no prior DUI related convictions, may be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 5 years.
F. Manslaughter, DUI Serious Bodily Injury, or Vehicular Homicide Convictions: Minimum 3-year revocation. DUI Serious Bodily Injury having prior DUI conviction is same as "B-D" above.
4) Driving While License Suspended as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)
A conviction for this felony charge will result in a 5-year suspension, renewing an accused's HTO status. A hardship may be available after 1 year. Remember, these suspensions are statutory, meaning that the judge must impose them. If you drive while your license is suspended, you may face misdemeanor or even felony charges.