No Valid Driver’s License – NVDL

Miami NVDL Defense Lawyer

No Valid Driver’s License (NVDL) is often confused with Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) because usually police officers do not know how to read a person’s driving record or traffic print out (TPO). This charge is usually issued to people who have actually never had a valid driver’s license and therefore does not affect a person’s Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) status.

DWLS is broken down into two different charges. DWLS with knowledge of the suspension is a second degree misdemeanor, and prosecutors will try to pin this on you if they think they can prove it. This presents an opportunity for your DWLS attorney to get the charge changed to DWLS without knowledge, which is a non-criminal infraction.

Although an NVDL charge is preferable, it is still a second degree misdemeanor. Penalties can run as high as a $500 fine and 60 days in jail. And although jail time can often be avoided, a conviction will result in a permanent criminal record, which may be the worst part.

Dismissal of charges or acquittal at trial are your best outcome. I can help you find the defense to a case you think you can’t win. What are some of the defenses against NVDL and DWLS charges in Miami?

  • Was the traffic stop lawful?
  • Was the defendant unlawfully detained?
  • Did the defendant have knowledge of the suspension?
  • Did the defendant in fact have a valid license?

Results Matter!

A good Miami NVDL attorney will look for any chance for a dismissal or acquittal, even if it will require more work, thought, and preparation. Don’t go with an attorney who will look for just any plea bargain with the state and jump at the chance to collect a fee and close your case. Trust me, Jordan Redavid, to fight tooth-and-nail for your rights.

Whether you are charged with NVDL, DWLS, or are fighting an HTO designation, I know how to get your charges reduced, your penalties minimized, or get you acquitted entirely. And I don’t make promises I can’t keep. Let me evaluate your case free of charge, and I will tell you a plan of action for us to take as a team.
Call now for a FREE initial consultation: (305) 938-9939.

Additional Services

I handle all varieties of criminal defense, DUI, civil rights and personal injury cases.


In criminal defense, results matter most. I am able to handle a wide variety of criminal matters successfully, including:

  • Traffic Offenses
  • Juvenile
  • Theft
  • Criminal Records
  • Conspiracy
  • DUI
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons Charges
  • Fraud & White Collar
  • Violent Crimes
  • Appeals
  • Sex Offenses


I began my career as Miami DUI attorney, and have valuable experience protecting individuals facing a DUI charge.

  • DUI Defense Options
  • DUI Penalties
  • Refusing Breath/Blood/Urine
  • Field Sobriety Exercises
  • Intoxilyzer 8000
  • Back on Track (BOT)
  • Boating Under the Influence


My goal is to get involved as early as possible to do everything I can to help you or your loved one.

  • Cultivating/Manufacturing
  • Possession
  • Paraphernalia
  • Sale/Trafficking
  • FL v. Federal
  • Medical Marijuana in Florida


These crimes usually involve a variety of state and federal laws, and they demand the attention to detail I will give them.

  • Accounting Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Bank Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Medicare/Medicaid & Healthcare Fraud
  • Counterfeiting & Forgery
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Import/Export
  • Embezzlement
  • Breach of Contract
  • Insider Trading
  • Investment Fraud
  • Internet Crimes
  • Mail & Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Racketeering


Our rights serve as the bedrock of our democratic society. That’s why when those rights are violated, the violators need to be brought to justice.

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil action for deprivation of rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983)
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Breach of Contract


The key to success in such cases is not limited to what occured; it is also tied to how you and your lawyer respond.

  • Auto Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful death

For help right away, or a free initial consultation, email any time of the day or night, or call 305-938-9939. I answer calls and email 24/7.