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Driver's License Suspension

Ask Lee Meadows, Tallahassee Attorney and Lawyer, About How Driving on a Suspended License Can Affect Your Life!

What is a suspended license?

A suspended license means that your driving privileges are temporarily unavailable to you for a period of time. To end a suspension, typically, you must participate in specific actions to have your license reinstated.

What are the penalties for driving on a suspended license in the state of Florida?

The penalty for a first-time offender, who knowingly drives on a suspended license, can result in 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.00 in the state of Florida. A second offense could be charged as a first-degree misdemeanor, with a penalty of up to 1 year in jail. A third offense could be charged as a felony, resulting in a 5-year prison sentence and fines of up to $5,000.00.

Why was my license suspended?

There are numerous reasons the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can suspend a Florida driver’s license. Examples include:

· Child support delinquency;

· Previous DUI arrest or conviction;

· Refusal of DUI breathalyzer test;

· Failure to pay fines, court judgments, or court costs;

· Failure to appear in court;

· Drug-related convictions;

· Habitual traffic offender;

· Convicted of racing on highways;

· Theft convictions.

What is the difference between a suspended license and a revoked license?

If your license is suspended, as described above, you will lose your driving privileges for a temporary period of time. If your license is revoked, your driving privileges are taken away forever.

Why was my license revoked?

· Driving without auto insurance;

· A conviction for a serious traffic offense;

· False statements on your driver’s license or car registration application;

· Multiple driving offenses, such as DUIs;

· A medical condition that prevents your ability to drive safely.

Disclaimer: The content of this page is NOT a substitution for legal advice.

See Statute Section 322.34

Have a Suspended Driver’s License? Talk with Tallahassee Attorney and Lawyer Lee Meadows! Call (850) 244-8873 or Email!


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