Officers stopped a vehicle for an obstructed license plate. The Driver of the vehicle did not possess a valid driver’s license because he was an illegal immigrant. Officers arrested the illegal driver for operating a vehicle without a driver’s license.
Obstructed License Plate
Under Florida law, it is illegal for any part of your license plate to be obstructed. Under the Florida Statutes, the license plate must be fully seen. All numbers must be seen clearly. They cannot be altered, covered, defaced, or obscured.
Operating a Vehicle Without a Driver’s License
In Florida, it is a criminal offense to drive without a driver’s license.
Individuals that do not need a driver’s license in the state of Florida include the following:
- Those driving a golf cart
- Operators of tractors and other farm equipment
- A non-resident of Florida who is at least 16 who has a driver’s license from their state or country requiring a Class E driver’s license
- A non-resident of Florida who is 18 years of age who has a driver’s license from their country or state who drives a non-commercial vehicle
- Those driving road machines
Those that are found to be driving without a valid driver’s license will be subjected to up to 60 days in jail and a fine of $500.
Driver’s License Defined
A driver’s license can be defined as a certificate that is obtained by an individual that is authorized to drive a motor vehicle that is subject to all requirements of the law. This person will legally hold an operator’s license. This is defined as a license that has been issued by the state to operate a motor vehicle on streets, highways, and roads that are public.
Florida’s Own Musca Law Firm
If you have been pulled over and charged with operating a vehicle without a driver’s license, you should have legal counsel. At Musca Law Firm, we have successfully handled many cases similar to this.
Our law firm can develop strong defenses to use against prosecution in an operating without a driver’s license case. Various defenses that we may find to work with your case include unlawful traffic stops, unlawful detention after the stop, the defendant did have a valid driver’s license, there was a lack of evidence that the driver did possess a driver’s license from another government authority, the defendant was not traveling on a highway, or other places that are open to the general public, or the driver was not operating a motor vehicle.
Please call us today so we can hash out your case. We want the best possible outcome for you and will work our hardest to achieve it. Our firm offers a free initial case consultation to all new clients. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (888) 484-5057. We look forward to working with you!
RESULT: The Musca Law Defense Attorney entered into negotiations with the State over the fate of the client. The Attorney convinced the Prosecution not to move forward with pressing charges against the Client, and all of the charges were DROPPED!