Driving With A Suspended License

Driving without a License 

Driving without a license has several scenarios that come into play and all can fines and some jail time depending on the infraction.

Driving with a Suspended License 

The 1st and most major infraction is Driving with a Suspended License (canceled or revoked) This offense is considered a misdemeanor and punishable with fines and possible jail time.  If this is your 3rd offense then it will be a felony and punishable with jail time and maximum fines.   Driving with a suspended license and having knowledge is a Criminal Infraction.

Driving with a Suspended License without knowledge is the 2nd least fined infraction.   Your infraction might be dismissed on court if you have proof of your driver’s license. You still can be subject to a fine.

Driving with an Expired Driver’s License you be fined if your license has been expired for more than 4 months or less you are guilty of the infraction and subject to fines

Not Having a Valid Driver’s License 

In Florida, ‘No Valid Driver’s License’ is classified as a second degree misdemeanor, with penalties of up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Although the majority of cases will not result in a jail sentence, the principal consequence of a No Valid License conviction is that it will create a permanent criminal record.

A conviction for No Valid Driver’s License will nonetheless create criminal record. Even for a seemingly innocuous traffic offense, this can have a negative impact on employment applications, college applications, insurance premiums, and other aspects of daily life.


Fighting a “driving without a license charge” can be difficult.  Once the district attorney or prosecutor alleges that you drove without a valid license, the burden of proof is on you to prove that you did possess a valid driver’s license at the time of your offense. If you don’t evidence of a license, you lose! Depending on your circumstances, you may benefit from the advice or negotiating skills of an attorney.

Possible Fines for Driving without a License in Florida

Depending on the reasons why you do not have a valid license, punishment for violations may include:

Fines as low as $63 (for an expired license) or as high as $5000 for driving with a license that has been permanently revoked

Possible time in jail, especially if it is a repeat offense. Sentencing may range anywhere from 60 days to 5 years depending on the severity of the case

Florida vehicle laws are particularly strict when it comes to repeat violations involving a permanently revoked license. First and second time offenses are considered to be misdemeanors, while a third time offense will result in actual felony charges.

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