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Driving while license suspended

Driving when knowing your license is suspended is a crime. A driving while license suspended charge can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on factors such as prior convictions and the reason for the license suspension. The consequences of this offense can be
severe, affecting your driving privileges, finances, and even your freedom. At the law office of Frank P. Bianco, P.A., we understand the complexities of driving while license suspended cases in Florida. We are here to provide you with skilled legal representation to navigate through the legal process.


In Florida, driving while your license is suspended is a serious offense. A suspended license can
result from various reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Accumulating too many points
    • 12 points in one year = 30-day suspension
    • 18 points in 18 months = three-month suspension
    • 24 points in three years = one-year suspension
  • Driving without adequate auto insurance
  • Unpaid traffic tickets
  • Nonpayment of child support
  • Failure to file an accident report to the DMV
  • Refusal to submit to a breath test
  • Having 3 or more major offenses in 5 years


The state attorney has to prove whether you knowingly were driving with a suspended license, but if you are found guilty you can be sentenced to:

  • First Offense: This is a misdemeanor that could result in 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
  • Second Offense: You could face misdemeanor charges, of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine.
  • Third Offense: If within five years of your prior offenses you could face felony charges: up to five years in jail, a $5,000 fine, and classified as a habitual traffic offender.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for Driving While License Suspended, contact the law office of Frank P. Bianco, P.A., with over 33 years of experience we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the legal process and obtain the best possible results.

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