The Koger Building
Corner of 9th Street North & Gandy Blvd.
9721 Executive Center Drive North, Suite 120
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Suspended License Attorney / Suspended License Lawyer
In the past, all driving on suspended license charges were handled in traffic court. However, the Florida Legislature changed the law so that a third Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR) offense can be treated as a felony. Many people who are charged with the felony driving on suspended license offense (Felony DWLSR) are surprised to learn just how serious the situation has become. As a matter of fact, a Felony DWLSR is handled in the same courtroom and by the same Circuit Court judge as a rape, robbery, or murder.
Being charged with any offense for a third time is a serious matter. When a prosecutor recognizes that an individual is before the court for a third time, he will typically argue to the judge that two previous probationary sentences failed to get the defendant’s attention and that a jail term is now appropriate. The charge of Felony Driving on Suspended or Revoked License is punishable by up to five years in state prison and a maximum $5,000.00 fine. Don’t go it alone.
It would be foolish to appear in court on this charge without the benefit of an experienced attorney for four reasons:
At the Law Offices of Russo & Russo, P.A., our goal is threefold:
1.) Avoiding potential criminal penalties;
2.) Avoiding the stigma of being a convicted felon; and
3.) Helping you reinstate your Florida driving privilege.
Reviewing Your Driving Record
We will undertake an immediate examination of your lifetime driver license record to determine our best strategy. It is important for us to consider:
Click for more information on other defenses in a DWLSR case that may be available to you and how certain mitigating factors may help you achieve a lighter sentence. If your Felony Driving While License Suspended charge arises from the operation of a goped, moped, or scooter go here.
If you have been arrested for the charge of Felony Driving on a Suspended license in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, or elsewhere in Pinellas County, you need the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our office routinely handles these matters at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center. If a plea bargain becomes necessary, we are well accustomed to negotiating with local prosecutors in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome.
Avoiding Jail & a Felony Conviction
We understand that you want to keep your job, avoid incarceration and make every effort possible to side-step becoming a convicted felon. For that reason, it is imperative that we conduct a thorough examination of the facts of your case and a close review of your past driving record. It is only then that we can formulate the best possible strategy in an effort to achieve these objectives.
Call our office at (727) 578-0303 and schedule a free consultation today!