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The Miller Law Firm, P.A.
308 B, Cocoanut Avenue,
Sarasota, FL 34236
5283 Office Park Blvd.,
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 275-2489

Sarasota DUI Attorney

DUI Lawyer: Suspended Driver's License

A driver arrested for a DUI faces the loss of driving privileges and other penalties. Field sobriety checkpoints catch many drunk drivers, while others who drive erratically or operate their vehicles in an unsafe manner are subject to criminal DUI charges. An officer will confiscate a driver's license and hand the driver a citation, temporary license suspension, and a notice to contest the citation within 10 days with the DMV. The laws vary from state to state concerning driving on a suspended license.

In Florida, the laws are specific and depend on whether a driver had prior knowledge of a license suspension. A driver facing charges of driving on a suspended license should seek legal advice and contact a Sarasota criminal attorney for guidance on the proper steps to take considering the seriousness of the offense. Attorney Scott Miller is an experienced DUI defense attorney and helps many clients charged with driving on a suspended license. He understands the difficulties that people face when they have a suspended license and the consequences of driving during the suspension period. His goal when defending clients is the best possible outcome considering the criminal charges involved.

Why hire a Sarasota DUI defense lawyer?

The courts take into account the circumstances surrounding license suspension violations. A driver forced to operate a motor vehicle in an emergency during a period of license suspension may receive a dismissal or reduction of the charges. For others who drove a motor vehicle with knowledge of a suspended license the penalties can include:

  • First conviction - Second degree misdemeanor
  • Second conviction - First degree misdemeanor
  • Third conviction - Third degree felony

The Miller Law Firm has the experience and resources to defend cases charged with driving on a suspended driver's license. A driver's license suspension can affect the ability to drive to and from work, school, and other activities. A commercial driver's license suspension can make it difficult for the person who depends on the use of the license to make a living. Attorney Scott Miller knows how the prosecution builds cases and how the DMV and criminal court systems operate. He fights for the rights of his clients and protects their best interests throughout all steps of a DUI case. Make an appointment today for a consultation with a qualified DUI defense attorney.

Contact a Bradenton DUI lawyer for assistance with charges of driving on a suspended license.

The Miller Law Firm, P.A.
The Miller Law Firm, P.A. - Sarasota Criminal Attorney
Located at 308 B, Cocoanut Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236. View Map
Phone: (941) 275-2489 | Local Phone: (941) 758-8844.
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