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Florida Driver Handbook: Career Offender

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Florida Driver Handbook: Career Offender

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2. The Florida Driver License

As of January 1, 2003: Career offenders are certain persons who are designated as habitual violent felony offenders, violent career criminals, or three-time violent felony offenders, s. 775.26, 944.608, 944.609.

Within two working days after completing the required registration as a career offender in Florida, all career offenders who are not incarcerated, including career offenders who are under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections, shall register in person at a driver license office of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles or Tax Collector licensing agent. If otherwise qualified, such person shall secure a Florida driver license or identification card.

Each time a career offender's driver license or identification card is subject to renewal and within two working days after any change of the career offender's residence or change in the career offender's name by reason of marriage or other legal process, the career offender shall report in person to a driver license office or Tax Collector licensing agent. If otherwise qualified, such person shall secure a Florida driver license or identification card. The career offender must identify him or herself as such and provide his or her place of permanent or temporary residence. Post office box numbers may not be used in place of a physical resident address.

For more information about registration and notification requirements, you may contact your local sheriff's office, your supervising officer with Probation & Parole or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at 1-888-357-7332, Career Offender Unit, Florida Department of Law Enforcement at 1-888-FL-PREDATOR (1-888-357-7332), Sexual Offender/ Predator Unit, Post Office Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489; www.fdle.state.fl.us.