Florida's driving laws prohibit the operation of a car, motorcycle, or any motor vehicle without a valid driver's license. These offenses range from civil citations for unknowingly driving with a suspended license, misdemeanors for Driving with a Suspended License and Permitting an Unauthorized User to Drive, and to felony arrests related to Habitual Traffic Offender, and Driving on a Permanently Revoked License.
Typically, proving a driver's license charge is not difficult for the State. Therefore, the real service that our criminal lawyers offer is the final disposition in the case. Often, with corrective actions taken to get a license and proper mitigation arguments to the prosecution, most Arnold & Sichta clients avoid any additional jail time.
We also are able to take actions to set aside previous suspended driver's license charges to make our client eligible to get a valid driver's license. We have found that many individuals simply get into a vicious circle of being unable to drive because of prior suspensions, but needing to drive to keep employment, take care of their children or simply survive.
There is a process in Jacksonville and some surrounding counties to have previous Florida driver's license suspended convictions overturned, vacated, or otherwise changed to allow a client to be able to get a driver's license. It is an administrative procedure and can only be done by hiring an attorney to petition the court for the relief.
Illustrative Case -- Our client was a single mother who had three children. She had received three driving while license suspended tickets from the same officer! She had to go to work to keep her apartment, car, and feed her family. She hired our firm to overturn two of her prior convictions and she was able to get a good driver's license!
This is one of the numerous clients whom we have helped at Arnold & Sichta. If the suspension is not for a DUI or child support suspension, courts tend to be lenient towards those who petition the courts for relief. If you are facing a driver's license arrest in Jacksonville or anywhere in Florida or need help in getting your license back due to driver's license suspensions, call our attorneys. Our criminal defense lawyers have handled literally thousands of driver's license cases. Put that experience to work for you, and contact Arnold & Sichta today!