Driving While License Suspended Or Revoked
Driving on a suspended license in Florida is a serious offense, as it constitutes a crime that carries significant criminal consequences. A Florida driver’s license is a privilege that can be revoked or suspended for various reasons. If you are caught driving while your license is suspended and you knew that your license was suspended, you may face criminal charges and the potential for jail time.
This offense is commonly referred to as “driving while your license is suspended in Florida,” and it can have long-lasting impacts on your life, including affecting your ability to obtain employment, secure housing, or access certain benefits. It is essential to take any suspension or revocation of your license seriously and to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney if you are facing charges related to driving with a suspended license.
Your Florida driver license might be suspended for a variety of reasons:
- If you failed to appear for a mandatory traffic court hearing
- If you ignored a traffic summons and failed to appear in traffic court in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, Martin County or St. Lucie County
- If you failed to pay a child support obligation
- If you were found guilty of another traffic infraction involving serious personal injury or death of another
- If you were found guilty of petit theft of gasoline from a gas station
- If you were found guilty of shoplifting (retail theft)
There are additional reasons that your Florida driver license might have been suspended.
Sometimes people don’t even realize that their Florida driver license has been suspended until they are being arrested for driving while their Florida driver license is suspended. Although lack of knowledge can be a defense to criminal charges for driving while your driving license is suspended, even if you did not know your driving license was suspended, you can still be charged with a noncriminal moving violation for driving while your driver license is suspended.
Florida Ticket Firm and its criminal defense lawyers in Florida have collectively defended thousands and thousands of people who have been arrested for driving while their Florida driver license is suspended. The criminal traffic defense lawyers who work with Florida Ticket Firm can mount the best defense possible to criminal charges for driving while your driver license is suspended and even seek to help resolve the issues that caused your Florida driver license to be suspended in the first place.
Even if you did not know your driving license was suspended, you can still be charged with a non-criminal moving violation.
Florida Ticket Firm’s lawyers are familiar with the numerous ways your Florida driver license might have been suspended and the most effective ways to seek to have the suspension lifted if possible. Don’t take criminal charges for driving while your driver license has been suspended lightly. Criminal charges for driving while your driver license is suspended are serious.
Criminal and noncriminal charges for driving while your Florida driver license is suspended can also have devastating consequences if you become designated a “habitual traffic offender” which can cause your Florida driver license to be revoked for a minimum of five years. The ramification of losing your Florida driver license and your privilege to drive in Florida can turn your entire world upside down. Your family, your career, and life as you know it with a Florida driver license can be irreparably affected and damaged when your Florida driver license is taken away for five years. Let Florida Ticket Firm improve your chances that you don’t become a designated “habitual traffic offender.”
One of the defenses to criminal charges for driving while your driver license is suspended is that you did not have knowledge that your Florida driving license was suspended. However, there are legal intricacies and complexities to this argument that really should be left to an experienced criminal traffic ticket defense lawyer who has argued this defense on behalf of hundreds or thousands of people who have been charged with driving while their driver license is suspended. We have experienced Florida traffic law attorneys who have made these complex legal arguments over and over again.
You don’t want to try to defend yourself and naively incriminate yourself. You have the right to remain silent. Let Florida Ticket Firm speak for you. Call Florida Ticket Firm today at 844-352-3476 for a FREE CONSULTATION to hear how a experienced lawyer can help you.