I have a valid Florida driver's license which I have been using for about 10 years. I just went in to replace the license after losing my wallet and while they replaced the license without issue, they informed me I had a suspended license in Pennsylvania. I lived in Pennsylvania 10 years ago before moving to Florida. They said this could be due to not turning in tags, a ticket I forgot about or some other incident.
Usually it would be no problem, I am a valid driver in FL and could handle the issue in PA by mail. The problem however is that I was about to take a car trip to see some relatives and was going to rent a car and drive. The woman at the DMV told me that PA put my suspension on some national database that FL was ignoring but that might get me into trouble in other states. She seemed to imply my license could be confiscated by a police officer upon being pulled over.
So my question is: could a police officer from another state truly take my valid FL license? What is the penalty for driving with one valid license and one suspended license in a state from which neither license was issued? Any advice or tips on whether I should go ahead with the car trip? I would hate to postpone it until I handle the PA issue.
Thanks in advance!