It is illegal to drive with a suspended driver's license. If you have been charged with driving while license suspended (DWLS), you could be in danger of lengthening the time without your driver's license. At The Fighter Law Firm, P.A., I provide aggressive defense for people charged with DWLS in Orlando and throughout central Florida, with the goal of getting them back behind the wheel as soon as possible.
I Didn't Know My License Was Suspended
There are several reasons why someone might be charged with DWLS. Perhaps your license was revoked following a DUI charge, or due to unpaid traffic tickets or child support. Often, drivers may not even know that they are driving with a revoked license until a police officer pulls them over.
If you admit knowing that your license was suspended, the police officer can charge you with a crime. If you did not know, it is grounds for a civil citation. Your knowledge of the suspension is critical in this determination.
Whether you had a momentary lapse in judgment or you didn't know that your license was suspended, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer about your case and the potential consequences of your charge.
Habitual Traffic Offender
If you have three (3) or more incidents of either DUI or DWLS within a five (5) year period, you will be subject to losing your driver's license for five (5) years and being designated a habitual traffic offender. Many times, people will just go to the courthouse to pay a ticket for driving with a suspended license (even if it is without knowledge). They think that they are doing the right thing until they receive a letter in the mail from the DMV in Tallahassee informing them that their license is now suspended for five (5) years. That is one more reason why it is important to seek the advice of an attorney before paying any ticket. Our consultations are free of charge. Picking up the phone costs you nothing and can make all the difference in the world to your driver's license.
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I am Thomas Feiter, and I can help protect your rights and advise you on the best strategy to avoid serious penalties, including a lengthier suspension of your license. If you are searching for an Orlando driving while license suspended attorneys, call The Fighter Law Firm, P.A. at 407-574-7576 or e-mail me, and I will respond shortly.