Florida Law for Driving on Suspended License in Jacksonville

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If you are caught driving on a suspended or revoked license in Jacksonville, you will either be given a Jacksonville traffic ticket or arrested. If you are a Florida habitual traffic offender, you may be arrested for a felony. If you continue to drive on a suspended license, the penalties that the court imposes tend to get more severe. If your Florida drivers license is suspended, you should consider speaking with a Jacksonville drivers license attorney about obtaining a valid drivers license. Some people allow their drivers licenses to remain suspended, because they do not want to spend the money to fix the problem or are unable to afford to pay their outstanding traffic tickets. If they continue to accumulate tickets, it will only become more expensive. The unpaid tickets end up in collections. The cost of a Jacksonville drivers license lawyer may also increase due to the driving record and/or criminal record. It is important to take care of things immediately before your driving record gets out of hand. To speak with an attorney about your problem, contact 20 Miles Law at (904) 564-2525 or send an email to Find a Lawyer.

The law that applies to driving while having a suspended or revoked license in Florida is Section 322.34. A portion of this law is set forth below. For more information about Florida Statute Section 322.34, visit Online Sunshine.

322.34 Driving while license suspended, revoked, canceled, or disqualified.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), any person whose driver’s license or driving privilege has been canceled, suspended, or revoked, except a “habitual traffic offender” as defined in s. 322.264, who drives a vehicle upon the highways of this state while such license or privilege is canceled, suspended, or revoked is guilty of a moving violation, punishable as provided in chapter 318.

(2) Any person whose driver’s license or driving privilege has been canceled, suspended, or revoked as provided by law, except persons defined in s. 322.264, who, knowing of such cancellation, suspension, or revocation, drives any motor vehicle upon the highways of this state while such license or privilege is canceled, suspended, or revoked, upon:

(a) A first conviction is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(b) A second conviction is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(c) A third or subsequent conviction is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

The element of knowledge is satisfied if the person has been previously cited as provided in subsection (1); or the person admits to knowledge of the cancellation, suspension, or revocation; or the person received notice as provided in subsection (4). There shall be a rebuttable presumption that the knowledge requirement is satisfied if a judgment or order as provided in subsection (4) appears in the department’s records for any case except for one involving a suspension by the department for failure to pay a traffic fine or for a financial responsibility violation.

(3) In any proceeding for a violation of this section, a court may consider evidence, other than that specified in subsection (2), that the person knowingly violated this section.

(4) Any judgment or order rendered by a court or adjudicatory body or any uniform traffic citation that cancels, suspends, or revokes a person’s driver’s license must contain a provision notifying the person that his or her driver’s license has been canceled, suspended, or revoked.

(5) Any person whose driver’s license has been revoked pursuant to s. 322.264 (habitual offender) and who drives any motor vehicle upon the highways of this state while such license is revoked is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(6) Any person who operates a motor vehicle:

(a) Without having a driver’s license as required under s. 322.03; or

(b) While his or her driver’s license or driving privilege is canceled, suspended, or revoked pursuant to s. 316.655, s. 322.26(8), s. 322.27(2), or s. 322.28(2) or (4),

and who by careless or negligent operation of the motor vehicle causes the death of or serious bodily injury to another human being is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

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