A DeLand suspended license 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 can have a non-criminal DeLand suspended license without knowledge or a criminal DeLand suspended license with knowledge case. 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 punishable by 60 days jail or 6 months of probation, the second offense is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in probation or jail and the third offense can be charged as a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years of probation or prison. A DeLand driving while license suspended without knowledge is a non-criminal traffic infraction. This is a payable traffic ticket. Many people unknowingly pay a DeLand suspended license ticket to later find out a few months later that their license is suspended for five years as a habitual traffic offender. 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 DeLand suspended license lawyer can help you avoid a habitual traffic offender designation. DeLand 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. Contact Kevin Pitts today to set up a free initial consultation 386-451-5112.
It is critical to make sure your DeLand 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. In most cases steps can be taken to avoid the 5 year license suspension. Most suspended license tickets in DeLand are fixable. The exception is suspensions for drugs, DUI, habitual traffic offender (HTO) or theft. HTO suspensions can be fixed in some circumstances if the appropriate motions are filed and granted. 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. Mr. Pitts understands how to get the best possible result in a driving while license suspended case. Contact attorney Kevin J. Pitts to set up a free consultation.