A citation for failure to have a valid Florida commercial license can have serious criminal and economic consequences. Under Florida law, there are three different types of commercial licenses that can be obtained depending on the type of commercial vehicle the person operates. If you do not have a valid commercial license, it is possible to lose your employment as a commercial truck driver.
If you have been charged with operating a commercial vehicle without a commercial license, contact a Melbourne criminal defense attorney immediately to find out how to fight these charges.
A commercial driver’s license enables many individuals to earn a living. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC are familiar with traffic violations. They are able to represent clients in a variety of cases involving valid or invalid commercial driver’s licenses. Contact the office at (321) 253-3447 for a consultation about your commercial driver’s license case.
Florida Commercial License Statute and Penalties
Under Florida law, an individual can obtain three types of commercial driver’s license depending on the type of material they are carrying in the commercial vehicle.
It is considered a first-degree misdemeanor under Section 322.03 punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine up to $1000.
If you are charged with operating a vehicle without a valid commercial driver’s license in Melbourne or the surrounding areas, contact the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC at (321) 253-3447 to receive a consultation with a Melbourne traffic attorney about your case. Failure to take care of a commercial driving infraction can result in the inability to drive commercial vehicles for an extended period of time.