LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Friday afternoon, many citizens in Leon County whose driver's license were suspended, revoked or cancelled are now one step closer to having it reinstated thanks to a free license clinic.
This was all made possible by the Leon County Court with the assistance of the Department of Revenue, Leon County Clerk of Court, and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
If there was any one word to describe this clinic, it would be 'busy!' About 250 residents had preregistered, but by noon Friday, nearly 300 had been helped with many more expected to arrive later.
In a way, this was a one-stop shop for Leon County residents with all the information and departments ready to help those who are looking to get their license back.
Those who went to Friday's clinic were able to find out exactly what they needed to do or how much money they owed in order to obtain their driver's license.
Those residents in attendance were able to check-in and sent to the appropriate departments or judges. From there, they could receive community service for the money owed to the court system, set up a payment plan, or schedule a hearing with the Department of Revenue or the Department of Motor Vehicles.
There were even some individuals that were able to pay at the Leon County Courthouse Annex, and have their license reinstated on the spot. For many, this made them overjoyed and speechless.
"Honestly, I can't explain it," describes Hodson Capi, a resident of Leon County Resident who got his license reinstated. "Words can't explain it. It feels good to be able to drive down the road and have the privilege to be able to do it."
Capi went on to say that for him, it was an easy process with a lot of people willing to help. He estimates that without something like this, it would have taken years to get the needed information in order to obtain his license.
If you missed the Driver's License Clinic, there will be another one on Friday, October 13th at the Leon County Courthouse Annex on Thomasville Road.