DWLS (Driving While Lic Suspended)

DWLS (Driving While Lic Suspended)

If you have been charged with Driving While License Suspended (citation, misdemeanor, or felony With Two Priors or As a Habitual Traffic Offender), our law firm first questions whether or not the officer had the right to pull you over. We examine your official DMV driving record and look at the underlying reasons for your license suspension and challenge said suspension when appropriate. If the original suspension was improper, we will work to have the current charges dropped or dismissed.

Here’s where the problems can begin. You get pulled over and given a ticket for “Driving While License Suspended Without Knowledge”. This is NOT a criminal offense, so often times Floridians simply pay this “ticket” without realizing that, later down the road, a few more of these “tickets” and the Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend your driving privileges for five (5) years as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO). There’s so many different ways to become a Habitual Traffic Offender, that once you receive any sort of Driving While License Suspended ticket or charge, you should seek legal advice immediately.  Every now and then, the DMV makes available amnesty programs for those with suspended licenses for financial reasons.