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Driving without a Valid Driver License

Florida requires individuals to have a valid driver’s license on their person in order to operate a motor vehicle. You can get into serious trouble if you are caught driving without a valid license. The driving without a valid driver’s license citation can be dismissed if you produce your license to the court clerk. If you do not have the license then you will receive a non-moving violation.

There are many legal situations that prevent people from having a valid driver’s license. If you have a legal impediment keeping you from getting a valid Florida driver’s license, contact a Melbourne attorney to see if he can get your driver’s license reinstated.

Melbourne Driving Without a License Lawyer

Driving without a valid license is not a small matter if you are classified as a habitual traffic offender or you have a commercial driver’s license. Failure to take care of a driving without a valid driver’s license citation can result in your license being suspended or revoked. It could also put your commercial driver’s license in jeopardy.

The attorneys at the  Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC represent a wide variety of traffic offenses. If you are charged with not having a valid driver’s license in Melbourne or the surrounding area, contact the  Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC at (321) 253-3447 for a consultation on your case.


Florida Driver’s License Statute

Under section 322.02, a person must be licensed in order to operate a motor vehicle or a motorcycle.

It is a violation for any individual whose license has been expired for more than 6 months to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this state.

If an individual has been convicted two or more times of an alcohol-related or drug related offenses, it might be necessary to take a department approved substance abuse education course.


Exemptions to Driving with a Valid License

Under Section 322.04, Florida law exempts some people from obtaining a driver’s license. The following list of people do not have to have a valid driver’s license:

  • Employee of the United States government operating a noncommercial motor vehicle owned or leased to the US government on official business
  • Any individual operating farm machinery that is temporarily being operated on a highway
  • A nonresident who is 16 years old who is in possession of a valid noncommercial driver’s license issued in his or her state may operate a Class E motor vehicle
  • A nonresident who is 18 years of age or older and is in possession of a valid noncommercial driver’s license issued in his or her home state may operate a motor vehicle that is not designated as a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Any person operating a golf cart is exempt from having a valid driver’s license.

Penalties for Driving with No Valid License 

It is a misdemeanor offense to drive without a valid license punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. You can get the charge dismissed if you provide your license to the clerk within a certain time frame.

For habitual traffic offenders, the penalties can significantly increase. Do not take any chances. Contact a Melbourne traffic attorney to assist you with your case.


Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC | Driving Without a Valid License in Brevard County

If you are charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid 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 valid license citation can result in jail time or suspension of your driving privileges.

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