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DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED - PENALTIES

DWLS – Overview
DWLS – Penalties
DWLS – Laws
DWLS – Reasons for Suspension, Revocation or Cancellation
DWLS – Reinstatement
DWLS – Definitions
DWLS - Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)
Other Driver's License Offenses  

Penalties

Though common, a Florida license violation can carry some pretty severe penalties including: additional license revocations, driving school, community service hours, fines and court costs, probation, and even jail or prison time.  If you are charged with a suspended license crime, contact an Orlando Suspended License Attorney at Corzo & Kohrs for a consultation.

There are four different levels of this charge. The lowest level is the civil (non-criminal) moving violation, followed by the three criminal levels, second degree misdemeanor, first degree misdemeanor and third degree felony. The classification depends on several factors including knowledge of the suspension, the reason for the suspension, and whether you have any prior suspended license convictions.

Penalties for Driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or disqualified:

Full text of penalties can be found directly in Florida Statute 322.34.

First Offense (without knowledge): is a non-criminal civil moving violation: Punishable by a monetary fine as set forth in F.S. 318;

First Offense (with knowledge): is a 2nd Degree Misdemeanor, a criminal offense, punishable by up 6 months of county supervised probation or up to 60 days in the county jail and/or up to a $500.00 fines.
* See ef="penaltyStatute775_082.html">F.S. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

Second Offense (with knowledge): is a 1st Degree Misdemeanor, a criminal offense, punishable by up to 1 year of county supervised probation, or up to 1 year in the county jail and/or up to a $1,000.00 fines.
* See F.S. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

Third or subsequent Offense (with knowledge): under certain circumstances is a third degree felony, a criminal offense, punishable by up to 5 years of state supervised probation or 5 years state prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine.
* See F.S. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

* Criminal offenses listed in 2-4 above are also subject to court ordered driving/license classes and community service work.

NOTE: a 3rd or subsequent DWLS with knowledge conviction could result in a 5 YEAR suspension of your license and you being labeled as an “habitual traffic offender."

The material on this page is not intended to be legal advice. Florida law is continually changing therefore some of the provisions contained here may be out of date. It is always best to consult a Florida criminal defense lawyer about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular case.p>

Consult With An Experienced Orlando Suspended License Lawyer

The facts of every license violation case are different and because of the various complexities involved in handling these types of cases, it is vitally important that you obtain representation from an Orlando suspended license lawyer experienced in defending, not prosecuting these types of crimes.
 
If you have been arrested or charged with driving with your license suspended or revoked, driving without a valid license, or driving with an expired license call an Orlando suspended license attorney at Corzo & Kohrs. Call toll free 877-99CK-LAW for a free consultation and explanation of your rights.


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