As I was driving to my Jacksonville law office this morning, I heard something on the radio that disturbed me. I heard a story about a police sting targeting people that were driving on a suspended license. The sting was called Operation Safe Streets. Police officers were looking for people that knew that their drivers licenses were suspended. During this sting, police officers watched people that were going to and from the courthouse. Police officers waited for drivers to enter their vehicles and start driving. The drivers were then pulled over and issued a ticket for driving on a suspended or revoked license.
If you have a suspended license in Florida, you should not be driving. It is an especially bad idea to drive to the courthouse where there is obviously a large amount of police presence. As a Jacksonville criminal lawyer, I have seen people with suspended licenses drive themselves to court. Some of these people were going to court, because they had been arrested or issued a Jacksonville traffic ticket for driving on a suspended or revoked license. This is a terrible idea. If your license is suspended, stop driving! Contact a Jacksonville drivers license lawyer to help you with your Florida drivers license suspension. Your license may be suspended because you have to many points. This is normally because you were adjudicated guilty of a certain amount of moving violations. Your drivers license may be suspended as a Florida habitual traffic offender. This is normally due to the fact that you were convicted of driving on a suspended license three times within five years. Regardless, a Jacksonville drivers license lawyer may be able to help you. Call (904) 564-2525 to speak with an attorney with experience or send an email to Find a Lawyer.
Suspended drivers license affect everyone in the community. The driver cannot drive legally. He or she may not be able to obtain gainful employment because of this. This means that he or she cannot provide for the family. People also need their drivers licenses to properly take care of their children. Someone needs to do the grocery shopping and transport the children. A suspended license not only affects the driver and his or her family, but it also causes a problem for other drivers. If a person is driving with a suspended Florida drivers license, he or she is probably not insured. This can be hazardous and result in a loss to other drivers.
I cannot reiterate how important it is to fix your drivers license if it is suspended. You need to have your license reinstated. When I learned of the police sting that I mentioned above, I watch a video to learn more about it (Unlicensed drivers caught driving away from court). The video explained that one of the reasons for the crack down on unlicensed drivers was due a fatal accident in Florida. Action News reported, “A woman has been sentenced to a year in prison in the death of a Baker County pastor. Holly Leeanna King, 24, pleaded no contest on Tuesday at her sentencing hearing for driving without a license the night the 32-year-old Todd Annis was killed in September 2011.” You do not want to end up in the same predicament. Reinstate your license.