It is possible for a habitual traffic offender to obtain a valid drivers license in Florida. If the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles declares you a Florida habitual traffic offender, your license will be suspended for 5 years. You may be able to obtain a hardship drivers license, but you must wait one year after the habitual traffic offender suspension begins. Most people cannot wait one year and must drive in order to maintain their employment and provide for their families. A Jacksonville driver license attorney may be able to help you avoid a habitual traffic offender suspension. If you have received a letter in the mail from the DMV stating that your drivers license will be suspended, contact a Jacksonville drivers license lawyer immediately. Even if your license has already been suspended, a Jacksonville lawyer may be able to help you obtain a valid license. Call 20 Miles Law at (904) 564-2525 for help with your suspended Florida drivers license.
Driving on a suspended or revoked drivers license in Jacksonville not only creates a bad driving record, it may also create a Florida criminal record. Driving on a suspended or revoked license without knowledge is a Jacksonville traffic ticket. It is not a criminal infraction. If you are convicted of this civil ticket, you will receive points on your driving record. It can also lead to a drivers license suspension and increased car insurance rates. If you are given a ticket for driving on a suspended or revoked license with knowledge, this is a crime. In Duval County, you or you Jacksonville attorney will set a court date to take care of this. If you receive three driving on a suspended license convictions within five years, your license will be suspended as a habitual traffic offender. If you are caught driving on a suspended license as a habitual traffic offender, you could be arrested for a felony. This is just one of the reasons that it is so important to speak with a Jacksonville drivers license lawyer about obtaining a valid license.
The law that applies to driving on a suspended or revoked license is Florida Statute Section 322.34. This law states:
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), any person whose driver 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 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: