A Daytona Beach driving while license canceled, suspended or revoked case can have serious collateral consequences. Not all driving while license suspended cases are the same but they can all count as a strike towards making you a habitual traffic offender. You have two types of driving while license suspended cases. A Daytona Beach driving while license suspended with knowledge is an enhanceable criminal offense that count as a strike towards becoming a habitual traffic offender. The first offense is a second degree misdemeanor, the second offense is a first degree misdemeanor and the third offense can be charged as a third degree felony. The second type is driving while license suspended without knowledge. This is a payable traffic ticket. Many people unknowingly pay a Daytona Beach suspended license ticket to later find out a few months later that their license is suspended for five years. The way this happens is that the traffic ticket version of a driving while license suspended without knowledge ticket can count as a strike towards becoming a habitual traffic offender. If adjudication is withheld the citation does not count as a strike. An experienced Daytona Beach driving with a suspended license attorney can help you avoid a habitual traffic offender designation. Daytona Beach suspended license attorney Kevin J. Pitts focuses his practice on traffic cases. Mr. Pitts handled thousands of traffic cases as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. Mr. Pitts is also a Daytona Beach DUI defense lawyer. Contact Kevin Pitts today to set up a free consultation 386-451-5112.
It is critical to make sure your Daytona Beach driving on a suspended license case is handled correctly. A mistake can result in serious collateral consequences. Nobody wants a driver to be designated a habitual traffic offender and in most cases steps can be taken to avoid the 5 year license suspension. Most suspended license tickets in Daytona Beach are fix it tickets. The exception is suspensions for drugs, DUI or theft. The types of license suspension cases can carry a jail sentence. A skilled attorney can find potential defenses and can present your case in a way that mitigates the severity of the offense. A skilled defense, combined with client mitigation can often avoid jail. Attorney Kevin J. Pitts understands how to get the best possible result in a driving while license suspended case. Contact attorney Kevin J. Pitts for a free consultation.