It’s unlawful to drive without a valid driver’s license in Florida. If you’re caught doing so, you could face fines and jail time. The problem is, some circumstances that could potentially result in a conviction may be less than obvious. It’s possible to run afoul of this law without realizing it. Below, we’ll cover the…

Most people know whether their driver’s license is in poor standing. For example, someone who’s been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) knows whether his or her license has been revoked. Likewise, most drivers realize that a conviction for reckless driving in Florida can result in a license suspension. But there are several ways…

Florida Statute Section 322.03 stipulates that driving without a valid driver’s license in Florida is a criminal offense. If you’re caught doing it, and charged and convicted, you’ll face penalties. Upon being charged with NVDL, the arresting officer may release you on your own recognizance. You’ll receive a citation that includes a “notice to appear.”…

Many people assume their drivers’ licenses can only be suspended as a result of traffic-related offenses. The truth is, license suspensions can be imposed for a variety of reasons, some of which have nothing to do with traffic violations. Examples include failing to pay child support, failing to carry auto insurance, and being convicted of…

In Florida, your driver’s license can be suspended or revoked for a variety of reasons. For example, you may have neglected to pay a traffic fine. You might have accrued too many points on your driving record. Or you may have been caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Whatever the reason, driving…

You’ve received a red light camera ticket in the mail. You’re tempted to pay the $158 Notice of Violation, if only to move on with your life. But that may be the worst possible response. Paying the ticket is easy and convenient. It’s also what the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)…

If you caused a traffic accident due to reckless driving, and the accident resulted in someone’s death (which can include a viable fetus), you could be charged with vehicular manslaughter. This is a serious criminal offense, one that comes with severe penalties depending on the circumstances. If you’ve been arrested, the first thing you should…

A first-time conviction for driving with a suspended or revoked license (DWLS) is a misdemeanor. So too is a second conviction. It’s a serious offense, but the consequences are less severe than those associated with subsequent convictions. Third and fourth-time DWLS convictions are felonies. They not only stay on your record for the rest of…

Your driver’s license can be suspended for numerous reasons, and some of them are less than obvious. For example, the court might issue a suspension if you’re seriously delinquent in paying child support. Or maybe you were convicted for petty theft. Or perhaps you failed to appear in court as ordered by a judge. These…

Driving with a suspended license (DWSL) can have a serious impact on your life. It can result in large fines; it can lead to substantial jail time; it can burden you with a permanent criminal record, which will show up on background checks; and it can jeopardize your driving privileges for years to come. If…