Caught driving with a suspended license?
A driver’s license is your ticket to freedom. When suspended, you become dependent upon others for transportation. The inability to go where you want, when you want is frustrating. Some drivers take a chance and get behind the wheel, thinking they won’t get caught. Driving while your license is suspended is risky behavior that can have serious consequences.
If law enforcement stops you, the possible punishment you face can affect your finances, your career, and your relationships. If you’ve been caught driving while your license is suspended, contact a Florida criminal defense attorney without delay.
Florida License Suspension
There are a variety of reasons for why a driver’s license becomes suspended in Florida. The reasons range from refusing to take a breathalyzer test to failure to pay child support. The important thing to remember is that a suspension is temporary.
A suspension by the courts typically means that at some point, the driver’s license is reinstated. This occurs after a certain amount of days or upon payment of all fines.
If law enforcement finds you driving with a suspended license, you may face the following punishments:
Florida residents with suspended licenses may apply for a hardship license. This is a temporary license that, once approved, drivers may use for limited travel, like to and from work. Drivers with three or more offenses regarding driving with a suspended license face revocation of their license for a maximum of five years.
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Florida Criminal Defense Attorney
Too often a Florida driver doesn’t know their license is suspended. Court notifications are often mailed to the latest address on file—meaning the notification most likely went to an old address. Whether or not you had knowledge of your license suspension during your arrest is important—it can play a major role in your defense.
Florida law takes driving with a suspended license very seriously and you should too. If you’ve been arrested for driving with a suspended license, contact Oldham and Delcamp Trial Attorneys to schedule a free consultation. While each case is different, you may receive reduced charges and lower fines and little or no jail time.
Your driver’s license is too important to give up without discussing all your options with a criminal defense attorney. Time is of the essence, so don’t delay. The sooner we review your case, the sooner we can get to work for you. Oldham and Delcamp proudly serve the areas of Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg, Florida. Contact us today, we also offer help with theft, violation of injunction, DUI law and auto accident law as well as rear-end accidents attorney, trucking accidents attorney and premises liability lawyer. We can also help as your wrongful death attorney, assault and battery lawyer, and criminal theft attorney.
Oldham & Delcamp is a member of the Attorney’s Real Estate Council of Pinellas County, is also currently on the Board of Directors of the Pinellas County Bar Association, and is the former chair of the Real Property section.
When your freedom is on the line, you need an attorney that is aggressive, responsive, and experienced. Oldham & Delcamp is committed to making sure that each of our clients receives the personalized attention of one of our attorneys.