Florida No Valid Drivers License Lawyer

South Florida is a car culture, and lacks public transit options. It is almost impossible to find employment and get around without a vehicle. This forces many people to drive illegally because they are unable, for various reasons, to obtain a Florida driver’s license.

Under Florida law, this is a criminal offense commonly known as No Valid Driver’s License, or NVDL. A conviction could result in jail time and could make it even harder to establish driving privileges. If you are in such a mess, you should consult a criminal defense lawyer.

The law firm of Ferrer & Gonzalez, PL has represented many people who were caught driving without a valid license. We practice in Miami-Dade County and all counties within the State of Florida. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

No Valid Driver’s License (NVDL)

Under Florida statute, driving without a valid license is not just a traffic offense but a second-degree misdemeanor crime. In addition to the black mark on your criminal record, the penalties could include up to 60 days in jail, a fine of up to $500 and/or probation. It is also a crime to ride a motorcycle in Florida without the proper motorcycle endorsement on your license or to drive a commercial vehicle without the appropriate commercial driver’s license.

Our attorneys work to make sure you are not severely punished for driving without a license. We will take the time to understand why you don’t or can’t have a license (immigration status, past DUIs, etc.) and negotiate for leniency on your behalf. We will also look at all aspects of your traffic stop for grounds to have your case dismissed.

No valid driver’s license (NVDL) is a common but serious offense. Pleading straight guilty is not the answer. Call our Miami law office at 305-262-2728 or 888-609-5947 to learn your rights and options.