No Valid Driver's License

helps people defend against No Valid Driver's License cases

SLG Law has defense attorneys that can help you with your No Valid Driver's License case.  A No Valid DL charge is serious because it is a criminal charge that can negatively affect your record and your future.  There may be options to protect your record even if you are guilty of the offense.

What is No Valid Driver's License?

No Valid Driver's License is defined in Florida Statute 322.03.  To prove that you are guilty of No Valid Driver's License, the State must prove:

1.   You drove a motor vehicle upon a highway in this state.

2.   At the time, you did not have a valid driver's license recognized by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles of the State of Florida. 

What are the potential consequences of a No Valid Driver's License convictions?

No Valid Driver's License is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and up to $500 fine. 

What are possible defenses to No Valid Driver's License?

A person cannot be convicted of No Valid Driver's License if they present a valid driver's license that was valid at the time of the offense, and they present it to prior to or at the time of his or her court appearance.  The clerk is authorized to dismiss the case.  Often, the State Attorney's Office will agree to dismiss the case if a person obtains a valid driver's license between the time of the offense and future court dates. 

What if I am not a U.S. Citizen and don't have lawful status in the United States?

Most of the No Valid Driver's License cases we handle involve non-U.S. citizens who do not have lawful status in the United States.  Because they don't have lawful status, they are unable to get a driver's license.  They may also be afraid to go to court because they are concerned that they will deported.  We are often able to resolve the case without the client appearing at court.  If you are required to appear at court, your immigration status is rarely an issue.  As we practice immigration law, there may be things we can do to help you with your status. 

If you have been charged with
No Valid Driver's License,



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