Consequences of Driving with a Suspended License

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022 DUI Attorneys

In the state of Florida, driving with a suspended license (DWLS), depending on the degree of your charge, could result in a misdemeanor or felony, jail time up to 5 years, and/or paying serious fines. 

Hopefully you’ll never experience a license suspension or the consequences that come with DWLS crimes, but keep reading to learn more about how your license can get suspended and what consequences you could face for DWLS crimes. 

How your license gets suspended

  1. DUI
  2. Failure to pay fines
  3. Points on your driver’s license  
  4. Child support delinquency 
  5. Drug related convictions
  6. Habitual traffic offender
  7. Failure to appear in court 
  8. Failure to pay fines 
  9. DUI refusal 
  10. Refusing a breath test
  11. Driving without insurance 

Keep reading below to learn about the potential consequences of driving with a suspended license.

Consequences of driving with a suspended license

First Offense

  1. Up to 60 days of jail time
  2. Probation (up to 6 months)
  3. Up to $500 in fines 

Second Offense

  1. Jail time (up to 1 year)
  2. Probation ( up to 1 year)
  3. Up to $1,000 in fines 

Third Offense

  1. Habitual Traffic Offender charge (within 5 years)
  2. Prosecution as a felony
  3. License revocation for 5 years 


It’s important to know that a driver’s knowledge of having a suspended license is the top litigated issue in any DWLS case and the consequences of being charged are serious.

However, these consequences can potentially be avoided with the right law team behind you. If you or someone you know has been charged with a DWLS crime to any degree, contact our attorneys today to learn more about your rights and see what options you have.

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