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Obtaining a Driver License by Fraud

A victim of driver license or identification card fraud will often report the problem for a fraud investigation to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) using the "fraud investigation requests" form 72068 (Rev 7/11). The purpose of making the report is to see if the DHSMV will suspended the driver's license.

Different types of driver license or identification fraud include:

  • Florida DL / ID Fraud
  • Address Fraud
  • Certification Fraud (marriage, birth, social security or passport)
  • Counterfeit
  • Out of State

Attorney for "Obtaining a Driver License by Fraud" in Tampa, FL

The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL, are experienced in representing clients during an administrative action after a Fraud Investigation Request, DL / ID Administrative Investigation report or one year suspension.

Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients fight a driving while license suspended case. We also represent clients throughout the Tampa Bay area in a criminal prosecution for crime related to fraud or identity theft. Call 813-250-0500 to speak directly with an attorney about your case.

The "Fraud investigation Requests" Form 72068

The form requires the victim to disclose whether they know the imposter or are related to the imposter. The form also requires the victim to disclose whether any formal complaint has been made to Law Enforcement or other government entity in connection with this complaint. The victim can also request to have your record flagged.

The forms should be sent to the Fraud Section Room A327 of the FDHSMV at the Neil Kirkman Building in Tallahassee, FL.

In response to the form, the DHSMV will issue a DL / ID ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION REPORT that assigns a fraud case number. The report will summarize the complaint and the facts found during the investigation. The report will often conclude that based on information receive pertaining to the case, the investigation concluded that a person obtained a fraudulent driver's license in the name of another person.

The report will document that administrative actions were taken by the motorist services which supported the fraud.

In response, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in Florida can issue an order of license revocation, suspension or cancellation to suspend the license for one year. The order will state the reason for the action is "OBTAINING A DRIVER LICENSE BY FRAUD." The driving record will also note the one year suspension with a note that says "obtaining a license by fraud" pending suspension DHSMV action.

Hearings after a Fraud Suspension

For fraud suspensions under Section 322.27(1)(d) and 322.32, the "show cause" hearings are by appointment only. You are entitled to hire an attorney to represent you at this hearing and getting relief at the hearing without the help of an attorney is difficult. 

The hearing officers are trained to schedule the hearing 30 days from the day the application request is made. The hearing officer is trained to email a request for the "fraud packet" from Fraud Section prior to hearing: fraud@flhsmv.gov. The request must include office # and supervisor’s name.

The fraud section will send a link to the file on SharePoint to the supervisor or designee in the office. Before the hearing, request a copy of the packet and if you are not given a copy of the packet, then when you attend the hearing make that request again and ask for a continuence so that you have time to review the packet before the hearing. The refusal to give the driver a copy of the fraud packet can result in a due process violation that can be raised in a writ of cert.

Read more about the formal review hearings at the DHSMV in Florida.

This article was last updated on Friday, June 9, 2017.

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