Often times Florida drivers are unaware when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle that their driving privileges have been suspended, cancelled, or revoked; and unsure of what to do. Law enforcement officers arrest drivers daily for driving with a suspended license. Arrests of this nature can lead to complications when trying to reinstate your driving privileges.
In Florida, it is a criminal traffic offense if a driver operates a motor vehicle with knowledge that their driver’s license is cancelled, suspended, or revoked.
The following charges may result from Driving with a Suspended License with knowledge of the suspension:
(1) First conviction is a second degree misdemeanor;
(2) Second conviction is a first degree misdemeanor;
(3) Third, or subsequent conviction, is a third degree felony and possible jail time may have to be served.
In this case, it is important to know that multiple infractions of Driving with a Suspended License can lead to consequences, and drivers with repeated violations can be listed as a Habitual Traffic Offender in the county or state.
If you or a loved one have been arrested or issued a traffic ticket/citation for driving with a suspended license, call Blick Law Firm today to receive a case evaluation with a Tampa Criminal Lawyer that has over 26 years legal experience.