No Valid Driver’s License Defense Tampa
What happens when you drive with an invalid driver’s license?
Florida Law requires that persons that drive on the streets or highways of Florida have a valid driver’s license.
To convict an accused of driving with No Valid Driver’s License, the prosecutor must prove:
- The accused drove a motor vehicle upon a highway of Florida.
- At the time, the accused did not have a valid driver’s license recognized by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles of the State of Florida.
Maximum Penalties for No Valid Driver’s License in Florida
No Valid Driver’s License is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of:
60 days in jail
6 months of probation
Possible Defense to a Florida No Valid Driver’s License Charge
The Traffic Stop Was Unlawful
When a law enforcement officer stops a vehicle unlawfully, any evidence the officer obtains as a result of the stop will be inadmissible in court.
For example, suppose an officer stops a passenger vehicle because one of its three brake lights is broken, and during the stop the officer discovers that the driver’s license is suspended. Because Florida Law only requires passenger vehicles to have two working brake lights, the stop was unlawful. Because the officer discovered that the driver was driving without a valid license during the unlawful stop, an attorney could file a motion to suppress the evidence and the case might be dismissed.
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Tampa Attorney David C. Hardy is a former prosecutor that now represents persons accused of No Valid Driver’s License. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. As a prosecutor and defense attorney, he has extensive experience handling No Valid Driver’s License cases.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for No Valid Driver’s License in Hillsborough County Florida, Pinellas County Florida, or Pasco County Florida, Attorney David C. Hardy has the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide you through this process and obtain the best possible results.