If you have recently gotten pulled over for driving without a valid license, don’t take this lightly. In Florida, driving without a valid license is a crime, and the potential penalties include jail.
A police officer may give you a ticket for driving without a valid license for many different reasons. The officer may believe your license was suspended, canceled or revoked; that you never had a license to begin with; or that you reside in Florida but have a license from another state or country. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, your prior record and what you are charged with, you could face an infraction, a misdemeanor or a felony and your penalties could range from a simple civil penalty to five years in prison.
A great attorney can review your case for possible defenses as well as mitigating factors. Possible defenses include legal or procedural errors by police, the inability to identify the alleged driver, or evidence that your license really was valid at the time of the stop. Mitigating factors involve the positive aspects in your life that show you are deserving of dismissal or a lighter sentence. At Casanova Law, we understand that every case is different and deserves individualized attention. Defense Attorney Lourdes Casanova will use her experience as a former prosecutor to analyze your case carefully and fight for the best possible outcome.
If you’re in Palm Beach County, Martin County, or anywhere else in South Florida and are looking for the right attorney to represent you, Casanova Law PA is ready to help. Call us today.