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Driving with a Suspended License in Sarasota, FL

by | Mar 19, 2023 | Traffic Attorney

Adam Dunn and the Dunn Law Firm are ready to aggressively defend you for a minor traffic offense to a serious crime. Part of our service is education, and today we will discuss the ramifications of driving in Florida with a suspended license.

If you are found guilty of certain moving violations, your license can be suspended. This can impact your ability to get to work or school. Even worse is what can occur if you continue to drive with a suspended license. License suspensions are covered under Florida Statutes Section 322.34.

  • If it is your first offense for driving with a suspended license, you can spend 60 days in jail and be fined up to $500. There are allowances if you can prove you did not know your license was suspended.
  • A second offense can result in up to one year in prison and a $1000 fine.
  • A third offense can be charged as a felony; if convicted you could face five years in prison and a $5000 fine.
  • There is also a provision for a habitual offender. If you are found to have three driving while suspended convictions within five years, you can have your license revoked for five years.

Florida is also a state which can suspend or revoke your driver’s license for non-traffic offenses. One example is failing to pay court fines or fees. As people in Florida go through the court system, they are charged for a variety of things including filing for a public defender, charges for their prosecution, and court fees for misdemeanors and felonies as well as any fines. In 2017, over 100,000 people had their licenses suspended for failure to pay court fines and fees.

If you feel your license is at risk due to any of the reasons above, contact the Dunn Law Firm today in Sarasota. We are available 24/7 to help you. Call us at 941-866-4352.