Florida State Section 322.34(10)(a)(6), creates a defense to the felony charge of Jacksonville Driving on a Suspended License as a Habitual Traffic Offender. If a driver is declared a Jacksonville Habitual Traffic Offender based drivers license suspension on the reasons listed below below, he should not be charged with a felony:
- Failing to pay child support;
- Failing to pay any other financial obligation (some crimes are excluded, see section 322.245(1));
- Failing to comply with a civil penalty (such as not paying a traffic citation, see section 318.15);
- Failing to maintain vehicular financial responsibility (such as insurance, see chapter 324);
- Failing to comply with attendance or other requirements for minors (see section 322.091).
Therefore, if a Jacksonville driver is charged with Jacksonville Driving on a Suspended License as a Habitual Traffic Offender, his Jacksonville Driving on a Suspended License Attorney can defend against the felony if his suspensions were only due to his failure to pay child support, traffic citation, etc.