Arrested for Driving on a Suspended License?

If you have been ticketed for driving while your license was cancelled, suspended, or revoked, either with or without knowledge of the suspension, call our office to discuss your case with an experience Tampa criminal defense attorney before you go to court. Call 813-250-0500 to speak with an attorney at the Sammis Law Firm in Tampa, Florida. We offer free consultations which can help you decide whether you need an attorney, what a conviction may mean for your privilege to drive and insurance premiums, and how you may be able to avoid a conviction for driving on a suspended license.

Depending on the reason why your driver's license was suspended, you may be eligible for a "clerk's withhold" which is process of avoiding a conviction before the case even goes to arraignment. If you are eligible for a clerk's withhold, however, you must resolve your case for this disposition before the arraignment or the first court date. In other cases, you may have a valid defense to the charge which can result in the entire case being dismissed.

The charge of driving while license suspended (either with or without knowledge) is serious. A conviction can cause a dramatic increase in your insurance premiums for years to come. Most importantly, entering a plea or paying the ticket can cause you to receive a five year suspension of your driver's license as a Florida "Habitual Traffic Offender" if you have three criminal or civil infractions within a five (5) year period.

If you received a citation anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Clearwater, contact an experienced Tampa suspended license attorney to discuss your case or visit our website for more detailed information on driving while license suspended or revoked.

We represent individuals charged with the Florida offense of driving on a suspended license in Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Pasco County, Mantatee County and the surrounding areas throughout central Florida. The Florida traffic laws are complex and can cause collateral consequences that can effect you for years to come. Before you try and represent yourself without understanding all of the consequences, contact a Tampa criminal attorney for a free consultation to discuss all of your options for resolving your case. For many people, hiring the right attorney can save them money that might otherwise be paid in fines and increased insurance premiums.

Call 813-250-0500 to speak with an attorney today about what options you might have to fight your ticket for driving while license suspended.

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