Driving with a Suspended or Revoked Driver’s License in Florida is a serious criminal offense. Unrepresented Florida drivers make the mistake of pleading guilty to Suspended License charges without knowing the long-term negative consequences it will have on their driving privileges and criminal record.
There are a number of reasons for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to suspend a Florida driver’s license. Reasons for suspension can include:
Failure to pay a ticket or fine
Too many points on your license
Failure to pay child support
A drug related conviction
A DUI conviction
Refusing a Breath Test
Becoming Habitualized/ HTO
The repercussions of driving with a suspended license in Florida include:
Inability to drive to work, school, or childcare
The probability of arrest if stopped by the police
The necessity of posting bond
The loss of your license for five years, should you accrue three Criminal Traffic Convictions as prescribed by statute. (Often times, even a withhold for adjudication will act as a conviction for the purposes of suspension)
An increased likelihood that your DWLS will eventually be charged as a felony (The implications of a felony charge are far reaching and, include but are not limited to: immigration consequences, loss of liberty and loss of rights).
Reliable suspended license representation is critical. If you have been accused of driving on a suspended, canceled, or revoked license, you may have defenses available to contest the charge or to minimize potential penalties. If you’ve been arrested in Miami-Dade County or throughout Florida for driving with a suspended license (DWLS), with or without your knowledge, The Criminal Defense Center, P.A. will not merely settle for trying to win your criminal traffic case, we will fight to get your suspension overturned and your full driving privileges restored. Call Attorney Mark Lefcourt today at (305) 567-1011 to schedule your FREE consultation.