Driving with a Suspended License

Driving while your license is suspended or revoked (DWLS) is a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida. In addition to potential jail time, if you receive any combination of 3 convictions for DWLS, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, or driving under the influence within 5 years, the DMV will declare you a “Habitual Traffic Offender” and issue a 5-year suspension of your driver’s license.

Common Defenses:

Even if those defenses don’t apply, if you obtain a valid driver’s license before court, an experienced attorney may be able to convince the State to:

  • Dismiss the charge
  • Reduce the charge to a No Valid Driver’s License, a second-degree misdemeanor
  • Reduce the charge to the civil infraction (DWLS without knowledge)

Saving your driver’s license should be a primary concern to avoid future problems with law enforcement. Even past convictions, such as those where you did not have an attorney, may be subject to reversal by filing the right motions with the court.         

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To discuss options concerning your Driving While License Suspended charge, make an appointment with Blaine today.