Driving While License Suspended
Driving While License Suspended Lawyer in Tampa, Florida
These days it may seem that anything can get your license suspended. Too many tickets, failure to pay fines, not paying child support, theft charges, DUI charges, and many other things can lead to your license being suspended. Sometimes, the driver’s license office just makes a mistake and you might show as having a suspended license. In any case, driving on a suspended license can lead to your arrest, and possibly severe punishment.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 322.34 Any person whose driver's license or driving privilege has been canceled, suspended, or revoked as provided by law, who, knowing of such cancellation, suspension, or revocation, drives any motor vehicle upon the highways of this state while such license or privilege is canceled, suspended, or revoked commits the crime of Driving While License Suspended. If the driver lacks knowledge of the suspension, it can still be charged as a non-criminal traffic infraction.
The first Driving While License Suspended charge is a second degree misdemeanor, the second charge is a first degree misdemeanor, and the third or subsequent charge is a third degree felony. It is also a felony charge if there was an accident that led to the death or serious injury of anyone involved. Also, if your license was suspended for DUI, and you are under the influence and driving on a suspended license, the State can take your car permanently.
Are you facing a Driving While License Suspended charge in Tampa Bay? A criminal defense lawyer from The Lawler Firm can help.
Driving While License Suspended charges cases can be defended in many ways depending on the particular circumstances of your case. Among other things, the basis for the stop can be attacked, knowledge of the suspension can be challenged, and prior convictions can be challenged. A Tampa Driving While License Suspended defense attorney can discuss your options based on the facts of your case.
If you are facing Driving While License Suspended charges, call The Lawler Firm now for a free no obligation consultation. You will speak to your actual Driving While License Suspended criminal defense attorney, who will meet with you, even on evenings and weekends. Call Now (813) 431-4470!