In the State of Florida it is illegal to drive or operate a vehicle on a suspended drivers license. If you have been pulled over and charge with a Driving While License Suspended (DWLS), you need to seek a qualified Florida traffic attorney. At Skubiak & Rivas P.A. we have the experience of defending thousands of client in traffic court.
There may be several reasons why your license was suspended and why you may not be aware of the fact. The State of Florida may suspend or revoke your driver’s license due to a DUI charge, too many points, unpaid traffic tickets, unpaid child and several other reasons.
What happens if I did not know that my driving license was suspended?
The first thing we suggest doing is contacting legal representation. The faster you contact a traffic lawyer, the better.
Driving with an invalid drivers license in Florida, what are the consequences?
The State of Florida penalizes drivers for driving with a suspended or revoked license and punishment may differ based on the crime.
According to the Florida State statutes, driving offenses will result in the following consequences:
- First and second time offenses are considered to be misdemeanors, punishable by an imprisonment term not to exceed 60 days, and/or fines not to exceed $500
- Third time offenses are classified as a felony punishable by a prison term not to exceed 5 years and/or fines of up to $5,000
If your license has been suspended or you want to seek representation, call us at 407-894-4449.