By law, in the state of Florida, a person must have a valid driver’s license in order to legally operate a motor vehicle. If a driver is caught driving a vehicle without owning avalid driver’s license it is considered a criminal offense and penalties will be implemented on the accused individual.
What Constitutes as a NON Valid Driver’s License?
If a person does not have a driver’s license then they should not drive a vehicle. A no valid driver’s license charge does not only apply to a person who does not have a driver’s license, it also applies to the following situations:
Penalties for Driving with an invalid Driver’s License
The penalties for driving a motor vehicle with an invalid license will vary depending on the number of previous penalties an individual has accumulated already and the circumstances in which their license is invalid. The common penalties are as follows:
According to Florida statute 322.01(26),
“The term “motor vehicle” is defined to mean “any vehicle which is self-propelled, including a “moped,” but not any vehicle moved solely by human power, motorized wheelchair or motorized bicycle.”
This means that an individual can be charged with a no valid driver’s license violation if they are operating any type of motor vehicle such as a moped or scooter. It is important to know that the violation does not only apply to automobiles.
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Attorney David A. Haenel, renowned in Florida for his excellent record in criminal defense, DUI, and traffic ticket cases, and has been delivering favorable outcomes for his clients since 2000. With a law degree and a Master of Law in criminal law, his background includes a notable tenure as the State of Florida DUI Prosecutor of the Year