Driving on a Suspended License Notice Requirement

About 40% of the arrests in Jacksonville each day are for driving on a suspended license. The prosecutor has to prove that you were driving and you knew your driver’s license was suspended. To prove that you had knowledge that your license was suspended, the element of knowledge is satisfied if:

1. You have been cited for driving on a suspended license in Florida
2. You admit to knowledge of the suspension.

3. You received notice of the suspension.

There is a presumption that you received notice if the DMV shows in its records that they sent notice to the address on your license. The prosecutor does not have to show that you actually received the notice.

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