Driving on a Suspended License

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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:

(a) A first conviction is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(b) A second conviction is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(c) A third or subsequent conviction is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

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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Adam Bantner – Criminal Defense Attorney at Law

If you are in need of an expert criminal defense attorney specializing in legal defense against DUI, traffic, criminal, violent crime charges, or a personal injury – you’ll find it here.

Adam L. Bantner, II is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney representing those accused of crimes in Hillsborough and Polk counties. He is the Past President of the Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys., is a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and AVVO rated “Superb.” Adam is a member of Valrico Law Group.

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Adam Bantner, II is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Law Attorney representing those accused of crimes in Hillsborough and Polk Counties. When you are facing criminal charges, you want an expert in your corner. The Florida Bar has recognized Adam as an expert criminal defense attorney.

Our firm has been defending the accused since 2006 and is Past President of the Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

We have tried over 30 jury trials, on charges ranging from driving on a suspended license to murder.

In addition, Adam is a Brandon personal injury attorney. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, give us a call to see how we can help!

Adam approaches each case on the principle that every client deserves zealous representation, with attention to detail and to their individualized needs. His mission is to get the best possible result for every client, in every case, every time. Give us a call to see how we can assist you to get the best results in your case.We are here to help.