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  • Tavares Office

    Address

    203 N. St. Clair Abrams Avenue
    Tavares, Florida 32778-3259

  • Inverness Office

    Address

    303 Tompkins Street
    Suite 180
    Inverness, Florida 34450

    Phone

    352-344-1882

  • Clermont Office

    Address

    481 E. Highway 50
    #201
    Clermont, Florida 34711

    Phone

    352-242-1933

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    I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my ...
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    — Paul Darby

  • 5.0/5.0

    Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insuran...
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    — Steve Jones

  • 5.0/5.0

    As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he ...
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    Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.

    — Marc Lovric

The Consequences of Driving with a Suspended License

Driving with a suspended license in Florida puts you at serious risk. The state takes this offense very seriously and can imprison you, even if you didn’t realize your license was suspended. First-time offenders can be sentenced to up to 60 days in jail, in addition to fines. 

There are many reasons why your driver’s license may be suspended, including:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Failure to comply with a traffic summons
  • Failure to pay a traffic fine
  • Committing a violation resulting in serious death or injury
  • Fraudulently obtaining a license
  • Being behind on child support
  • Having inadequate vision
  • Being incapable of operating a vehicle safely

While the state may suspend your license for these reasons, it is also possible to obtain a hardship license in some cases. Hardship licenses can be used by a driver with a suspended license for the purpose of commuting to work. Drivers requesting this accommodation will need to pay fees and attend a driving class. These licenses are not available for drivers whose license has been suspended due to DUI or inability to operate a vehicle safely. 

There are different penalties and procedures depending on whether an officer believes you knew your license was suspended. Knowledge of a suspended license is usually proven through your own words or through the existence of certain judgments or orders against you. Luckily, if your license was suspended for failure to pay a traffic fine, the government may not be able to show that you know. You can check to see if your license is suspended on the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website. 

Multiple tickets for driving while license suspended (DWLS) can result in increased fines and bail, as well as the possibility of jail time. DWLS tickets also frequently result in having your car impounded. A driver with repeated DWLS offenses is likely to be designated a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) by the state. An HTO designation comes with a five-year license suspension. There is no possibility of receiving a hardship driver’s license during the first year of this punishment. 

The Florida criminal defense attorneys at Largey Law encourage you to never drive without a license. If your license is suspended, you should try to obtain a hardship driver’s license. If you cannot obtain one, you cannot drive without putting your freedom in jeopardy. However, if you have been charged with DWLS, there is still hope. Contact us online or call us today at 352-253-0456 to set up a free initial consultation.