In a ruling in late September 2017, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that if a person does not have a driver’s license, for if he/she never obtained one, and that person is pulled over for a traffic stop infraction, such as speeding, that person can only also be cited for committing a second degree misdemeanor for driving without a valid driver’s license, no matter how many times that person drives and is caught.
However, if you did obtain a driver’s license, and it goes into a suspension or revoked status by the Florida Department of Highway and Safety Motor Vehicles, and you are caught driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license, it starts out as a misdemeanor, but your third or more conviction can be handled by the state as a felony enhanced charge.
If you have been arrested or cited for driving on a suspended license, and you would like to discuss how our office can assist or defend you in your case, please give our office a call for a free consultation with me, at 386-257-1222. I have helped hundreds of individuals throughout Volusia County, Florida cited or arrested for no valid driver’s license and/or driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
Posted October 9, 2017