Knowledge And Driving With A Suspended License

Driving With A Suspended License Types

In Florida there are two types of driving with a suspended license charges.  Driving with a suspended license without knowledge of the suspension is a civil infraction.  Driving with a suspended license with knowledge of the suspension is a criminal charge.

Knowledge Of The Suspension

The element of knowledge is satisfied if the person has been previously cited for driving with a suspended license; or the person admits to knowledge of the suspension, or the person received notice of the suspension. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that the knowledge requirement is satisfied if a judgment or order appears in the department’s records for any case except for one involving a suspension by the department for failure to pay a traffic fine or for a financial responsibility violation.  In any proceeding for a violation of this section, a court may consider evidence that the person knowingly drove with a suspended license.  Any judgment or order rendered by a court or adjudicatory body or any uniform traffic citation that suspends a person’s driver license must contain a provision notifying the person that his or her driver license has been suspended.

Notice Of The Suspension

Notice means personal delivery or deposit in the United States mail, first class, postage prepaid, addressed to the defendant at the last known address furnished to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.  Mailing by the department shall constitute notification.

Driving With A Suspended License Lawyer

If you have been charged with driving with a suspended license please contact Chris S. Boatright, P.A. at 407-740-8300 to discuss your case.  Chris is a former driving with a suspended license prosecutor who has been defending people charged with driving with a suspended license for over 20 years.  If driving is important to you then put his knowledge and experience to work protecting your driver’s license and your record.

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