When you don’t keep track of how many points you have on your driver’s license, you might be shocked to learn that you are driving with a suspended license. Those minor traffic violations can really add up. In Florida, thousands and thousands of drivers, year in and year out, have their license suspended/revoked because they are considered habitual traffic offenders. What happens when you get pulled over by the police while driving with a suspended license? It’s a criminal offense to drive with a suspended or revoked license. No way around that.
Some of the reasons you might be driving with a suspended license include not having the proper insurance, multiple toll violations, ignoring traffic ticket payments, driving while intoxicated, hit and run accident, refusing to take a breathalyzer test, or supplying an officer with fraudulent driving information.
The punishment includes fines and possibly some time in jail. A first offense and you can be sentenced up to 60 days in jail. A second offense and you can be sentenced up to one full year in jail. If you receive three convictions in less than five years, it can be charged as a felony.
Sobering news like that will have you checking on your driving record more frequently. And you really should keep track of your driving record. In the past, mistakes have been made by the DMV and some driver’s records have suffered for it.
If you have a suspended or revoked license, or feel like errors have been made on your driving record, you must not hesitate in hiring a criminal defense attorney with years of experience in handling traffic cases.