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  • DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE


    A suspended driver’s license is one of the worst things that can happen to someone. Most of us have to drive to work, see family, go grocery shopping and, generally, need to drive just to attend to our daily affairs. As such, it is not uncommon for good people to pick up a criminal charge of driving on a suspended license. Hillsborough traffic attorney Adam L. Bantner, II can help you with this charge. Call him today at 813.416.7965 for your free consultation!

    Additionally, a lot of people with a suspended driver’s license will try to use a vehicle other than a traditional car or truck. However, this is not without its own set of pitfalls. For example, a bicycle can qualify as a motor vehicle if it has an electric helper that will allow it to travel in excess of 20 miles per hour! Be careful out there and call Adam L. Bantner, II if you’ve been arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license.

    THE STATUTE

    Fla. Stat. 322.34(2) states: Any person whose driver license or driving privilege has been canceled, suspended, or revoked as provided by law, except persons defined in s. 322.264, who, knowing of such cancellation, suspension, or revocation, drives any motor vehicle upon the highways of this state while such license or privilege is canceled, suspended, or revoked, upon:

    THE PENALTIES

    A second-degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 60 days in jail, a first-degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 1 year in jail, and a third-degree felony is punishable by up to 5 years in Florida State Prison. The felony only scores 4 points and does not result in a mandatory prison sentence unless the person has a substantial criminal history.

    HOW I HELP

    Traffic lawyer Adam L. Bantner, II can help with a driving on a suspended license charge in a couple of ways. First, this charge almost always follows a traffic stop. We can challenge that traffic stop for its legality. If the stop is illegal, the charge will be dismissed.

    Second, assuming that the charge will stick, there is still a possibility that the charge can be dismissed after completion of a diversion program. Generally speaking, the program will require you to obtain a valid driver’s license. If the program is completed, the charges are dismissed.

    Finally, if you are truly innocent of the charges, Adam Bantner is an excellent trial attorney and he will be prepared to take your case to trial!

    Call me today for your free consultation! My number is (813) 416-7965.

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