Probably the most misconception there is out there is a believe that driving with a suspended license is merely a civil offense. That is not the case in Florida.
Depending on how your Driving While License Suspended offense is charged. It can be both a civil or a criminal offense.
A first offense of Driving While License Suspended is punishable up to 60 days in jail.
A second offense of Driving While License Suspended is punishable up to one year in jail.
A third offense or more of Driving While License Suspended is punishable up to five years in prison.
In addition to these punishment, if you have three driving while license suspended charge within a period of five years, your license will be suspended for five years.
As you can see, there are some pretty harsh penalties for driving with a suspended license. This is why, it is in your best interest to obtain an attorney prior to going to court and resolving this charge and any other criminal charges because a good attorney will know these rules and may be able to get around them so as to save you from some of these harsh punishments.
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