There are a variety of reasons why your Driver License can be suspended. Many Florida drivers are surprised to find out their license is no longer valid and has been suspended. Suspended licenses happen for many reasons other than tickets or a criminal infraction such as drunk driving. If you've had any driving related incident and believe you have completed all the necessary steps to properly comply it is a good idea to check the status of your drivers license for confirmation.
The Drivers License Check will only tell you the current status of your drivers license. For example — is your license "VALID". It will not show you the details of your driving history such as points on your license, accidents you are responsible for, driving test history and many other drivers license record details. To see those details you will need to get your driving record.
There are several reasons your Florida drivers license can be suspended — here is a summary of each
When you receive a traffic ticket you have a deadline to respond by either paying your fine, appearing in court, or respond in another way. Typically in Florida you have 30 days to pay a fine for a traffic ticket. If you do not, your license will be suspended indefinitely until you satisfy traffic ticket, present proof and pay a reinstatement fee.
If you fail to complete Traffic School that you had elected or court ordered traffic school then your drivers license can be suspended. In this case you must contact the traffic court in the county where you received the traffic ticket, complete any outstanding requirements and pay a reinstatement fee. Each Florida County has their own schedule for completing a traffic school course — typically between 60 and 90 days.
If the DMV has reason to believe you are physically or mentally incapable of operating a motor vehicle your license may be suspended for one year. Once the suspension expires you will have to pass the required exams to get your license back.
Points are added to your driving record for infractions such as speeding tickets. If you accumulate too many points your license will be suspended.
Your license can be suspended for 3 months to 1 year for a violation that results in death or serious injury. This is for violations that do not involve DUI.
If you commit fraud to get your license your license will be suspended for 1 year
If you are found to be delinquent in child support payments your drivers license can be suspended indefinitely.