Driving with a Revoked License
Section 322.34 of the Florida statutes describes the specific penalties for driving with a suspended license, which vary according to the circumstances of the situation. The severity of the charges against you will depend on several factors, including whether you can prove that you had no knowledge of your suspension, any prior convictions on your record for driving with a suspended license, and the quality of your legal representation. An insightful West Palm Beach criminal attorney can meet with you to discuss your case and help you fight the charges.
The lightest possible penalty for driving with a suspended license is a fine, with no criminal charge. If it is proven that you knowingly drove under a suspension, you will be convicted of a misdemeanor crime and may spend as long as 60 days in jail and pay a fine of $500. If you are found guilty of a repeat offense within 5 years, you may be sent to jail for up to a year, as well as the possibility of having your car seized. A third offense within 5 years may result in a felony conviction, with 5 years in prison, a $5,000 fine, and classification as a habitual traffic offender (HTO). You may receive a 5-year license suspension, which can have a major impact on every aspect of life.
Arrested for driving with a suspended license in West Palm Beaach?
If you were arrested for driving with a suspended license, you need effective support and guidance to help you find a resolution to your predicament. This is especially true if you were previously arrested for DUI and received your suspension as part of your sentence. I have been practicing law in the area of criminal defense for over 20 years and I strongly believe that you have a right to fair and just treatment in your case.
The consequences for being convicted of driving with a suspended or revoked license could include you losing your job and having to pay significantly higher rates for insurance. Additionally, you may find it a barrier to future employment to have a misdemeanor or felony crime on your criminal record. Come to The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr., to meet with me regarding your case. I will treat you as an individual and give you my best efforts to prevent you from being convicted.