Penalty for Driving Without a License in Florida

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Fines and Penalties

Driving without a license is a second degree criminal misdemeanor. The fines range from $63 for failing to renew an existing license to $5,000 for repeat offenders. Jail time may also be required for each subsequent offense. The length of the jail sentence depends on the severity of the offense, with most falling between 60 days and five years.

Suspended or Revoked License

Driving with a suspended or revoked license carries greater penalties than simply driving without a valid license. These offenses add to your Habitual Traffic Offender count. If you get three HTO convictions within a five year period, your driver's license will be revoked for the next five years. The third offense after revocation is a felony.


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