Driving while License Suspended (DWLS) Criminal Defense Attorney to Fight your charge in South Florida 

Driving with a suspended license in Florida is a crime - int his image a woman in sunglasses hands a police officer her license, even though she knows it  is expired - a South Florida criminal defense attorney can helpWe know facing Driving while License Suspended charges can be overwhelming, but Rossen Law Firm is here to fight for your freedom (and your driving privileges) in South Florida.


What is a Driving while License Suspended Crime? 

Driving while License Suspended occurs when someone drives on a Florida Highway with knowledge that their license is suspended, canceled, or revoked.



A first-time offense of driving while license suspended, canceled, or revoked in a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail, 6 months of probation, and a fine of $500.


The second-time offense of driving with a suspended license is a first-degree misdemeanor, carrying penalties of up to 1 year in jail, 1 year of probation, and a $1,000 fine.


A third offense can be prosecuted as a third-degree felony if the underlying suspension, cancellation, or revocation resulted from a DUI, refusal to take a DUI breath test, a traffic offense causing death or serious bodily injury, or fleeing and eluding


The crime is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation, and $5,000 in fines. Upon conviction, a person must serve a minimum of 10 days in jail, as the offense is assigned a Level 1 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code.


Three convictions for driving while license suspended will result in a five-year driver license revocation and you will be registered as a Habitual Traffic Offender.



If you’re facing a driving while license suspended charge - you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and expert defense to driving while license suspended charges.


While these situations can feel isolating, many others have been where you are, and Adam and his team has helped them come out the other side successfully.


Give our office a call if you’re facing driving while license suspended charges. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you and see what resources may help you. We believe that bad things can happen to good people and a mistake shouldn’t have the ability to ruin your life - and we’ll fight to make sure it doesn’t.


Driving while License Suspended Defenses 

  • Lack of Knowledge: If the accused did not know of the suspension, cancellation, or revocation, this may be used as a defense.

  • Identity/ Alibi: If the defendant was not arrested, police need a fingerprint on the ticket to conclusively prove it was the defendant who was driving. Without that, it could be argued that the defendant was not the person driving with the suspended license. 

  • Driving or Actual Physical Control: In cases where law enforcement arrives after a car crash occurs, it must be proven that the defendant was the person behind the wheel. One defense is lack of evidence that the accused was driving the car.

Free Driving while License Suspended Criminal Defense Strategy Session in South Florida

We handle driving while license suspended cases of all types. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with an individualized and aggressive defense to your criminal charges.


We offer FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll prepare to get the best possible result on your case. 


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