Were You Charged with Driving with a Suspended License?
Written by Moses & Rooth on May 13, 2016
If you do not live in a big city where public transportation is readily available, then you know how important it is to have a vehicle. We need our vehicles to get to and from work, to and from school, to pick up our children, and run errands. Though having the ability to drive is at an all-time high, if you have a suspended license it is in your best interest not to drive because you will hinder yourself more as well as your ability to drive. Being caught driving with a suspended license has severe consequences. It is in your best interest to seek legal representation if you have been charged with driving with a suspended license. If you or a loved one have been charged with driving with a suspended license, contact an experienced Florida criminal law attorney today to see what remedies, if any, are available to you.
Consequences of Driving with a Suspended License
Though in some cases you may be tempted and believe it is necessary to drive while your license is suspended, it is not. In Florida, it is a criminal offense to drive while your license is suspended and depending on your case, it can either be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. In Florida, your driver’s license may be suspended for several reasons, ranging from driving while intoxicated to driving without insurance and not paying traffic tickets. Florida Statute Section 322.34 governs driving with a suspended license and states that anyone with a canceled, suspended, or revoked license can be punished, depending on the severity, up to five years in prison as well as fines up to $5,000. Though not stated in the statutes, you may also have difficulties keeping employment, obtaining insurance, as well as maintaining other daily practices if you can not drive.
In some cases, you may be eligible for a provisionary license that allows a person to driver under limited conditions, such as work. However, you would need to petition the court requesting for this type of license. Not being able to drive with a suspended license is frustrating and overwhelming, however, being charged and convicted of driving with a suspended license leaves longer life impressions with worse consequences. Because of this it is in your best interest to seek legal representation and advice.
Need Legal Advice?
If you have been charged with driving with a suspended license then you should be aware that you face steep penalties that may affect your life financially and emotionally. Though it may seem necessary in some cases to drive with a suspended license, it is not in your best interest. If you or a loved one have been charged with driving with a suspended license seeking legal representation and advice is important. Contact Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law at (407) 531-8694 for an initial consultation. Here, we are able to determine and seek the best possible remedies for your case. Contact our office today.