Driving under license suspension or on a revoked driver's license is a serious offense in Florida. If convicted, you may face a mandatory minimum jail sentence and further loss of your driving privileges.
At the Law Office of Jody L. Fisher, our Leesburg criminal defense lawyer is a former prosecutor with extensive experience. Our track record in criminal defense has earned us a reputation for success. If you have been charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license, we provide focused and skilled legal support. We can help you fight the charges with a full investigation into all of the details of your case. Our firm is here to protect your legal rights throughout the criminal process.
Contact the firm at (352) 503-4111 today to get started on your case.
How Your License Can Be Suspended
A license suspension is a penalty ordered for a variety of misdeeds and crimes. Regardless of the reason for your license suspension, it is a serious crime to drive during this period of time.
Your license could be suspended due to:
- Child support delinquency
- Too many points on your license/too many traffic violations
- Failure to appear in court
- Failure to pay fines
- Certain drug convictions
- DUI conviction
Penalties of Driving without a License
No matter why your license was suspended to begin with, you will need legal representation if you have been caught driving under suspension. Sometimes, drivers who have been caught in these situations simply plead guilty to the charges without fully realizing how a conviction can affect their criminal record and the future of their driving privileges.
The penalties you face will depend on whether the act was your:
- First offense: If it is your first time driving under suspension, penalties include 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500
- Second offense: Second-offense driving under suspension crimes will be charged as a first-degree felony, which carries a maximum one-year jail sentence
- Third offense: Third-time offenders face potential felony charges, with up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000
Our Leesburg criminal defense attorney has a proven record of success in defending the rights of clients charged with driving under suspension and working aggressively to achieve favorable results.