What are the penalties for driving without a license in Florida?

I don't have a license, but I sometimes borrow my buddy's car. What happens if I get stopped by the cops?

“If you’re caught driving without a valid license in Florida, you could face:
  • second-degree misdemeanor charges
  • a fine as high as $500
  • up to 60 days in jail
That said, if you have no previous criminal record, it’s unlikely you’ll be sentenced to jail. Still, it’s a hefty price to pay compared to the relatively low cost of obtaining a valid driver’s license.
Make sure that if you’re driving a friend’s car that you are covered under their car insurance policy to help mitigate the repercussions.”
Sophie Newman
Answered on Jul 27, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.

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