Frequently Asked Questions
If your driver’s license has been suspended or your vehicle registrations have been revoked because of a law suit and judgment against you, we can help. Your license can be suspended if you were the driver or the owner of a vehicle that was involved in an accident, and you did not have the required insurance coverage to pay for the loss. Contact our office, and in most cases, our staff can work with you to design a monthly payment plan.
We do not send out monthly statements or reminders. It is your responsibility to make sure each monthly payment is received by our office in the time and manner specified in your Repayment Agreement or Stipulation. We do not accept personal checks!
Payments should be made as follows:
– Cashier’s check or money order made payable to: Markcity, Rothman, Cantwell, & Breitner, PA.
– Mailed to:
Markcity, Rothman, Cantwell & Breitner, PA.
8181 W Broward Boulevard, Suite 200
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33324
– Include your 9-‐digit account number. We are not responsible for delayed payment posting or misapplied payments if you fail to write your account number on your payment.
– Received on or before your due date.
– Include your late fee if not received in our office by your due date.
– Payments not timely received may incur a late fee.
We also offer 2 other options for making your monthly payments.
1. You can make a single online payment in our Online Payment Center using your credit/debit card, or
2. You can have your payments automatically debited each month from your bank account or charged each month to your credit/debit card. Click here to download your E-‐Payment Authorization form. This is the best option to ensure that your payments are timely, you do not incur any late fees, and your driving privileges are not re-‐suspended for late or missing payments.
Driving a motor vehicle in Florida is a privilege, not a right. Your privileges can be suspended, revoked, or cancelled.
The process is actually simple and fast if you follow the following steps:
Step 1. Contact our office as soon as possible. We will need your full name and driver’s license number. We receive many calls each day, and we will try to answer your call as quickly as possible in the order it was received. Some times it may be necessary for us to get your contact information and call/email you back once we have your electronic court file accessed (usually within 24 hours).
Step 2. Sign a Repayment Agreement. Our office staff will work with you to work out a lump sum or monthly payment arrangement. Once a settlement has been reached, our office will prepare and forward you a written agreement. This agreement must be completed, signed, and a copy returned to our office via US Mail, fax, or email.
Step 3. Make your down payment. Your agreement will require you to make an initial down payment. This payment may be made via money order, cashier’s check, or paid online with a credit/debit card using our Online Payment Center. We do not accept personal checks!
Step 4. Obtain your Clearance Letter/Judgment Consent Letter from our office. Once we have received both a copy of your agreement and confirmation of your initial payment, we can issue a Clearance Letter (also called a Judgment Consent Form). This letter should be taken to your local DMV office so that your driving privileges may be restored and your vehicle registrations reinstated. Your will need to check with your DMV office to see if any additional requirements are needed to restore your license, such as obtaining an SR-‐22 or payment of any DMV reinstatement fees. Let us know if your local DMV office will accept a faxed copy of your Clearance Letter. Unless other arrangements have been made, the Clearance Letter will be mailed to you at the address you provided via regular US Mail.
The Florida Financial Responsibility Law requires that any person at fault in a crash resulting in bodily injury and property damage to others must have in effect at the time of the crash full liability insurance coverage. This coverage includes minimum insurance limits of:
$10,000 Bodily Injury Liability per person
$20,000 Bodily Injury Liability per crash
$10,000 Property Damage Liability, or
$30,000 Combined single limits.
The reason for the Financial Responsibility Law is to require owners and drivers of motor vehicles to be financially responsible for damages and/or injuries they may cause to others when a motor vehicle crash happens.