License Suspension. For many people, a driver’s license is liberating. The freedom to go where you want, whenever you want, is exciting for many teenagers who get their license for the first time. However, driver’s licenses also come with great legal responsibility. The articles below explain the general process for obtaining a license, as well as the requirements licensed drivers must follow. The articles below also cover the consequences for failing to fulfill these legal requirements.
Your state’s department of motor vehicles can suspend a driver’s license for a variety of reasons, including driving under the influence (DUI/DWI/OUI), driving without insurance, receiving too many moving violations, tickets or points, failure to pay child support and failure to pay a court-ordered fine. There may be ways to avoid having your driver’s license suspended or to get it reinstated once it’s been suspended or revoked. A criminal defense attorney who has experience representing clients in driver’s license suspension cases can explain your legal options. The Law Offices of Baker, Reck & Associates, P.A. can advocate on your behalf in court, working to keep your license from being suspended or advocating for a brief suspension.
Is it a crime to drive with a suspended or revoked license in Florida?
What are the consequences of driving with an invalid license in Florida?
- First and second time offenses are considered to be misdemeanors, punishable by an imprisonment term not to exceed 60 days, and/or fines not to exceed $500
- Third time offenses are classified as a felony punishable by a prison term not to exceed 5 years and/or fines of up to $5,000