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Consequences for Driving With a Suspended or Revoked License in Florida

Consequences for Driving With a Suspended or Revoked License in Florida

In the state of Florida, it is a criminal offense to operate a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver's license. If you were caught driving without a valid license, you are possibly facing severe penalties that will put your freedom, reputation, and finances at risk. For those reasons, it is vital to have an experienced attorney on your side. The Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys at Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. have helped clients throughout Florida get their cases reduced or even dismissed.

Penalties for Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License

The penalties for driving with a revoked or suspended license in Florida can vary depending on the circumstances. According to the Florida Motor Vehicle Statutes, driving with a suspended or revoked license is punishable by a fine of up to $500 and a jail term of up to 60 days. If the police repeatedly catch a person driving with a suspended or revoked license, they might face a prison term of up to 5 years in person and fines of up to $5,000. A felony conviction can have a lasting impact on a driver’s criminal record.  

Options for Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License

Not having a form of transportation can be challenging to get to school, work, or even to attend your medical appointments. If your driver’s license has been suspended, you may apply for a hardship license. This a limited license that only allows you to drive to certain places at certain times of the day. If your license has been revoked, you may be able to get it reinstated. An experienced attorney can help you get your license reinstated or to get a hardship license.

Helping Clients Throughout Fort Lauderdale

If you were arrested or face penalities because you were caught driving with a suspended license, the team of criminal defense attorneys at Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. are ready to help you. Having an attorney on your side can help you ensure the best outcome possible for your case. With over three decades of combined experience, we’ve helped thousands of clients get their criminal charges reduced or even dismissed. We’re ready to fight for you!

Contact our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyers today at Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. for a free consultation!

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Our Victories

  • Not Guilty, Acquitted at Trial Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

    Outcome: Client was alleged to have used his vehicle to strike victim, and there was video of the incident which could have been interpreted to actually show the crime. The state was offering significant prison time before trial. By meticulous planning and strategic cross-examination to expose the motives and fabrications by the alleged victim, and an eyewitness in support of the alleged victim, Rudenberg & Glasser convinced a jury to acquit the client and avoid a mandatory long prison sentence.

  • Domestic Violence
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser went to trial and were able to show during cross-examination that the alleged victim was the aggressor and that the client acted in self-defense. The jury returned a not guilty verdict almost immediately following trial.
  • Domestic Violence With 911 Call and Pictures
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser took the case to trial after fleshing out inconsistencies in the alleged victim's account. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the client's unblemished record was preserved.
  • False Arrest

    Outcome: Attorney Glasser was able to show with video footage that his client did not commit the alleged offense and furthermore, the police officer who ordered his arrest was negligent in his investigation and improperly supervised.

    Read more about this story on the Sun Sentinel.

  • Probation Only Federal Conspiracy to Commit Mail & Wire Fraud

    Outcome: Through compelling sentencing memorandum and passionate oral argument, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to convince the federal court judge to sentence their client to treatment for substance abuse, and no incarceration, even though the client had a lengthy criminal history and the Government was seeking prison time.

  • Felony DUI: Client was in an Accident and Left the Scene
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser filed a compelling motion to suppress evidence based on law enforcement's actions during the investigation. Rudenberg & Glasser were able to persuade the prosecutor prior to the motion to suppress hearing that the charge should be broken down from a felony to a misdemeanor and the client was offered probation instead of the previously sought prison sentence.
  • Final Injunction Hearing
    Outcome: Client desperately needed to avoid a final injunction on his record. Rudenberg & Glasser defended him at the hearing and proved that the Petitioner was not in fear for her safety. The judge dismissed the injunction.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanor: Resisting Police Officer Without Violence
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg presented evidence that the police officer’s version of events was not credible, and that accusations were made to justify excessive use of force by police officer. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty in less than five minutes.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanors: DUI & Possession of Cannabis
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg won a motion arguing the DUI checkpoint was conducted in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the Judge entered an order suppressing all evidence. Case was dropped by the State, and client avoided a mandatory conviction for DUI, as well as mandatory fines and license suspensions.
  • $250,000 Pre-Trial Personal Injury

    Outcome: Client was injured by a malfunctioning door, requiring stitches and leaving a scar on client's knee. There were limited medical bills and no surgeries, but through extremely challenging and successful negotiations, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to secure a settlement of $250,000.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We go above and beyond to be there for clients to provide them with the best outcome possible.
  • “You were so very wonderful in court.”

    P.M.

  • “If anyone, family or friends, should get into trouble we know who to call!”

    Parent of Charles C.

  • “They will give you honest, truthful, realistic counsel and they will fight hard for you; as they did for me.”

    Donovan

  • “There are no words for the love and respect I have for Mike and I wouldn't even think of using anyone else as my attorney.”

    JW

  • “Professional, Reliable and Supportive”

    DG

  • “If I would need your service in the future I will definitely reach out to you again no matter the distance.”

    A.M.

  • “Here to help you at all costs!”

    L.L.

  • “Proved to be the best legal team there is! They not only helped me avoid jail time, but got my probation terminated the same day!”

    Dallas B.

  • “I don’t usually post reviews but I had to make an exception in this case. Mike and everyone at the office were beyond helpful. Went to court twice once to find out my charges the last to find out everything was dropped. I couldn’t have asked for a more pro”

    G.P.

  • “Worked with me through every step of the case and got my name cleared!”

    N.S.

  • “A great legal team”

    A. T.

  • “Their great efforts got us the most unexpected, but amazing outcome for what we were up against.”

    M.C.

  • “I don’t usually post reviews but I had to make an exception in this case. Mike and everyone at the office were beyond helpful. Went to court twice once to find out my charges the last to find out everything was dropped. I couldn’t have asked for a more pro”

    G.P.

  • “THE BEST ATTORNEY”

    A. Ariel

  • “Very professional very honest and reliable, cannot thank them enough.”

    D Gonzalez