Stephen G. Cobb - Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Driving On A License Suspended, Cancelled Or Revoked


Disclaimer: This article is in response to questions frequently asked of Mr. Cobb and is an unedited dictation transcript. Just like talk to text on your smartphone, there may be misspelled words or sentence fragments.

Driving on a license suspended, cancelled or revoked has an interesting history in terms of the law. When I first began practicing law, if you didn’t know your driver’s license was suspended, too bad. You had a criminal charge, and that just made absolutely no sense. So finally, the legislature did something intelligent, which I have to share with you is kind of rare. But what they did was they created an infraction, meaning a non-criminal charge known as Driving While License is Suspended, Cancelled or Revoked without knowledge because for a long time, knowledge was not one of the elements that was required. So now in the modern era, there is driving while license suspended, cancelled or revoked as an infraction, as a criminal misdemeanor and there’s also a felony variant. So those are the three main versions that we have at this particular time in Florida law. If you or someone you love is accused of a driving crime, give us a call. The initial consultation is free and just as we’ve tried to do with these video series, we’ll give you actual legal advice that’s useful.

Disclaimer: This article is in response to questions frequently asked of Mr. Cobb and is an unedited dictation transcript. Just like talk to text on your smartphone, there may be misspelled words or sentence fragments.

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