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.
The penalty of driving with your license suspended, whether you have knowledge or not, may be serious and generally leads to complications with your future driving privilege.
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.