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.” This doesn't mean you're off the hook. You've been formally charged with a criminal offense, and failing to appear in court is almost sure to lead to stiffer penalties. It's tempting to presume this is a superficial charge. In reality, it's not. It's a serious offense, and one that warrants consulting an experienced Florida traffic ticket attorney. What Constitutes A Non-Valid Driver's License? A valid driver's license is defined as a State-issued certificate that authorizes the owner to operate a motor vehicle according to the rules set forth in 49 U.S.C. s. 30301. A driver's license is considered non-valid in the following circumstances:
How Can A No Valid Driver’s License Charge Impact You?
- the license is expired
- the license has been cancelled
- the license has been revoked
- the license has been suspended