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Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)
Every attorney at our Firm realizes how important having a valid driver’s license is and how serious it can be for a client to lose his or her driving privileges. Loss of a driver’s license can greatly affect your ability to work, attend school, or to even carry on your family life. Additionally, Driving While License Suspended carries very real criminal and/or civil penalties.
A driver license’s can be suspended or revoked for a variety of reasons such as:
Failure to pay child support
Failure to pay tickets
Failure to pay judgment
Failure to appear in court
Habitual traffic offender
Conviction for drug or theft offense
Conviction for certain prostitution offenses
In many cases, clients charged with Driving While License Suspended believe they do not need an attorney to handle the matter. However, you should be aware that in Florida, 3 criminal traffic convictions within a five-year period will suspend your license for 5 years. Additionally, a conviction for driving while license suspended may increase your insurance rates and impact your ability to hold a commercial driver’s license. An attorney may be able to have the charge amended to a lesser offense or explore other alternatives to help being classified as a habitual traffic offender
Statistically, most cases will settle rather than going to trial. However, you should still consult with an attorney prior to entering into any plea agreements to ensure that the agreement is in your best interest. If you have any questions regarding a charge of driving while license suspended, please contact the DeWitt Law Firm and one of our attorneys would be honored to assist you.