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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 ...
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 family, children, and career were maliciously attacked and deceitfully threatened. Mr. Largey is respected by our judges, other attorneys, and the community at large, and as a result he is routinely hired by lawyers who need to be represented fully. He never backs down, he is never pushed, and he is compassionate. He absolutely understood the gravity of the family dynamic that he had to protect in my case. Whenever a lie was told, he would immediately and aggressively confront it head-on, exposing the same. His skillful use of courtroom practice and his knowledge of the evidence code brought the truth to light. The result was a resounding legal victory that protected my children, as well as the complete vindication of my character and my career. Though Chris is not even a family law lawyer, I knew he was the right attorney for this challenge. He stood there for me, and I will never regret hiring him for as long as I live.
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...
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 insurance companies. He was not only concerned about my case but also about my physical condition. Chris referred me to health care workers that were a great asset to my healing process. Chris handled everything for me which allowed me to concentrate on healing. I would highly recommend the Largey Law Firm to anyone who needs someone to get justice for them.
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 ...
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 is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.
The Consequences of Driving with a Suspended License
- posted: Nov. 29, 2015
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.