Brandon, FL asked in Criminal Law, Collections, Legal Malpractice and Probate for Florida

Q: Is a court order valid if it uses an incorrect case number?

Failure to pay court fines resulting in the suspension of my license. I was released from probation despite not paying the court $324 and now the order to suspend my license has a case number that doesn't match the number from the court's website or the number from my personal documents.

2 Lawyer Answers
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You could contest the suspension of your license, but before anything else is done I expect that the case number on the order will be corrected. If you are charged with driving with a suspended license, the charges will stick, in my opinion. You received a copy of the order and knew about it. So yes, the order is valid.

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: An incorrect case number will most likely not get you off the hook. Best advice is to pay the fines and correct it the right way and put it behind you. Fighting a technicality will just prolong the matter into the future.

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