Driving with a Suspended
License in Orlando, Florida
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If your driving privileges were suspended or revoked, you cannot legally operate a motor vehicle on Florida's roads. Failing to abide by the law could result in a charge for driving while your license is suspended. Depending on the specific circumstances, the offense could be considered a moving violation, a misdemeanor, or a felony. If you've been accused, seek legal representation immediately.
Trying to handle a criminal matter on your own could be costly, as the process is complex, and a mistake at any step could mean the difference between a conviction and your freedom. At Z Law Firm, our Orlando lawyer has over 15 years of experience and knows what it takes to fight charges. We will be committed to providing the sound counsel you need throughout your case.
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What Are the Potential Penalties for Driving While License Suspended?
As mentioned before, driving while your driver's license is suspended is a misdemeanor or felony. The possible penalties for a criminal charge will vary greatly and depend on whether you have any other prior offenses, whether you have remedied the issue that resulted in a suspension of your driving privileges, and the reason for your driver's license suspension.
The potential conviction penalties are as follows:
First conviction: Charged as a second-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to $500 in fines, up to 6 months of probation, and /or up to 60 days in jail.
Second conviction: This is a first-degree misdemeanor. A conviction could result in up to $1,000 in fines, up to 1 year of probation, and/or up to 1 year in jail.
Third or subsequent conviction: This is considered a third-degree felony, and conviction penalties include up to $5,000 in fines, up to 5 years of probation, and/or up to 5 years in prison.
If, while driving on a suspended driver's license, you cause bodily injury or death, you could be looking at harsher conviction penalties.
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If you are facing a criminal charge of driving while your license is suspended in Orlando, contact Z Law Firm today. Our attorney will listen to your side of the story and discuss your legal options. We will challenge the accusations made against you and will fight hard toward a favorable outcome in your case.