Driving without a License in Florida

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What happens If I drive without a License in Florida?

In Florida, as in all U.S. states, driving is a privilege and not a right. Florida State Statutes in Section 322.03 state that a person may not operate any motor vehicle on state roadways unless they have a valid, unexpired license.
Depending on the reasons why you do not have a valid license, punishment for violations may include:
Florida vehicle laws are particularly strict when it comes to repeat violations involving a permanently revoked license. First and second time offenses are considered to be misdemeanors, while a third time offense will result in actual felony charges.

Are There Any Exceptions to the Driver’s License Requirement?

Yes, Section 322.04 of the Florida statutes provide that the following persons are exempt from the general driver’s license requirement:

Should I Contact a Florida lawyer?

Driving without a license is a serious offense in Florida. Contacting a criminal defense lawyer may be necessary in order to ensure that you are informed of all your rights under state laws. This is especially the case if you are involved in multiple offenses and may be facing a felony charge. If you have never been charged with a vehicle violation, make sure to double check that your current license is not expired and that you carry it with you whenever you drive.

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Last Modified: 06-25-2014 03:06 PM PDT

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