Hi, I’m Steve Higgins. I want to take a minute and talk to you about the violation of a driver’s license restriction ticket. It’s a criminal ticket. If you’ve been issued this ticket, I encourage you to call us. It’s 813-649-8690. It’s a serious offense. Violation of a Driver’s License restriction is not something that the State Attorney’s Office here in Hillsborough County takes lightly. They look to pursue these charges vigorously. Why? The State Attorney’s Office feels that if you are driving on a restriction, then you should know that the restriction is, uh, a privilege. They want you to know that you’re driving privileges are restricted and you should only drive within the purview of whatever permit that you have. For example, if you’ve recently been charged with DUI and you’re driving with a hardship license, that hardship license allows you the opportunity to drive to work, to church if you attend, to school, if you’re still going, and certainly for medical appointments for yourself. That driving privilege is allowed so that you can continue to maintain your livelihood. It is not meant for you to continue to drive, uh, for reasons outside those restrictions.
That being said, I encourage our office at 813-649-8690 so that we can discuss with the State Attorney the reasons for your driving, to the extent that there’s a defense, and the opportunity to explain to the State Attorney whatever the issue is, uh, in terms of the issuance of the citation.
Again, the phone number is 813-649-8690. Thanks.