Driving With a Suspended License in Florida
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Driving With a Suspended Drivers License in Florida (DWLS) can be a criminal or a civil offense. The difference depends on how the police have charged it. Regardless of how charged, this offense can have serious repurcussions on a person's driving privilege. This includes the simple traffic ticket for a suspended license that indicates "without knowledge." These tickets can cause serious problems with a person's driving privilege if not addressed correctly. A free consultation with us will help you understand the precarious situation that exists and understand how we can help you resolve the situation.
There are Defenses to Driving with a Suspended Drivers License Citation
The truth is there are defenses to driving with a suspended drivers license. Many people think that there are no defenses - this is incorrect. We have successfully defended "Driving With a Suspended Drivers License" tickets in County (misdemeanors) and Circuit (felonies) Court.
Here are some things to remember if you are stopped by the police:
- MOST IMPORTANT: Never admit knowledge of your license being suspended. If you don't know, tell them that. If you did, you are committing a crime and you have the right to remain silent.
- Always be courteous to the police. Even if they issue you a criminal citation for driving while your license is suspended "with knowledge" they do not have to arrest you. Being nice may help you avoid a night in jail.
- If you are arrested you will receive a bond or be released through the pretrial release program.
- Call us for all suspended license traffic tickets you receive. We can help you understand the situation you are in.
The Best Defense to Suspended Licenses Starts Early
We can usually get a "without knowledge" citation dismissed for less than the fine of the ticket itself. Addressing "with knowledge" tickets before you become a "habitual traffic offender" is the best course of action. Address these tickets now before they become more complex and more difficult to correct. Remember, the goal is a valid drivers license for you.
THE REASON: If you are found guilty of 3 "driving with a suspended drivers license tickets" within 5 years the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will label you a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) and your drivers license will be suspended for 5 years.
There are two types of driving with a suspended drivers license tickets. Those "without knowledge" that are civil infractions, and those "with knowledge" that are criminal traffic offenses as explained above. Both types can count towards a 5-year HTO suspension unless they are handled correctly by a qualified, knowledgeable attorney.
I have defended many suspended license cases...
I practice strictly criminal and traffic law. I have been doing so since 1995. My staff and I will vigorously defend your case and keep you informed of all new developments. We do not rest until your case has been resolved and we do not avoid trials. I practice criminal trial law and criminal appellate law. I know the law and the defenses that apply to your case. I have studied the law and constantly stay abreast of all new legal cases that may help my clients (See my Law Blog for Attorneys).
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