Even a payable infraction can trigger serious collateral consequences. Driving on a suspended license is an enhanceable offense. A first conviction for driving on a suspended license with knowledge has a maximum punishment of 60 days in jail, 6 months of probation or any combination of the two not exceeding the statutory maximum. The maximum fine is $500 for a first conviction. It also will count towards making someone a Habitual Traffic Offender, and having their license revoked for 5 years. After HTO designation each new case can be a felony. A 3rd driving while license suspended can be charged as a felony. Typically, by the time a person is arrested and charged with driving while license suspended with knowledge, they have also previously received driving on suspended without knowledge.
Lake County Driving On A Suspended License Attorney
A Tavares driving on a suspended license case is serious and should not be handled alone. Jail is a realistic possibility in Lake County for driving on a suspended license with knowledge. If you are accused of a Tavares driving on a suspended license case you should contact Lake County driving on a suspended license attorney and former Florida prosecutor Kevin Pitts at 352-508-7575.
A second conviction for driving on a suspended license with knowledge has a maximum punishment of a year in jail, 12 months of probation or any combination of the two. The maximum fine is $1,000 for a second conviction. A third conviction for driving on a suspended license with knowledge has a maximum punishment of a 5 years in prison, 60 months of probation or any combination of the two. The maximum fine is $5,000 for a third conviction.
Habitual Traffic Offender status may be placed on a person if a driver has 3 driving on a suspended license or any of three or more convictions of any one or more of the following offenses arising out of separate acts: Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle; Any violation of s. 316.193, former s. 316.1931, or former s. 860.01; Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used; Driving a motor vehicle while his or her license is suspended or revoke; Failing to stop and render aid as required under the laws of this state in the event of a motor vehicle crash resulting in the death or personal injury of another; Driving a commercial motor vehicle while his or her privilege is disqualified. Or fifteen convictions for moving traffic offenses for which points may be assessed as set forth in s. 322.27, including those offenses in subsection listed above. Attorney Kevin Pitts is a former Florida prosecutor that has defended and prosecuted over 1,000 suspended license cases. If you have been accused of driving on a suspended license in Clermont, Eustis, Fruitland Park, Leesburg, Umatilla, Mount Dora or the surrounding area contact Lake County suspended license lawyer Kevin Pitts today for a free case evaluation at 352-508-7575