Driving with a suspended license in North Port?

Driving with a suspended license (DWLS) or driving with a revoked license (DWLR) can result in your license being taken away. In addition, if you plead guilty or pay the ticket those charges will qualify under the habitual traffic offender statute if you have had three criminal or civil traffic infractions within five years. It is important to obtain an attorney in order to fight your charges. Our office will not only aggressively defend your case but will also seek for you to keep some privileges that will allow you to fulfill your important responsibilities, such as work, school, etc.

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.

322.03 Drivers must be licensed; penalties.

(5) It is a violation of this section for any person whose driver’s license has been expired for more than 6 months to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this state.