Driving While License Suspended:
DWLS, DWLSR, Driving with a Suspended License, Driving with a Revoked License — all of these charges are synonymous and all can cause continuous problems with your driving privilege if you don’t take care of the citation or arrest and clear up whatever matter has caused your license to be suspended. Allow us to review your case and your driving history to help you get your driving privilege back and avoid further problems.
Often times, upon receiving citations for traffic infractions, an individual may elect to pay the citation without hiring a lawyer and without attending a driving school. Doing so can cause points to be assessed on your driving record. An accumulation of points can cause a suspension of your driving privilege preventing you from being able to drive for a period of time. Let us review your driving history to advise if we may be able to help you in removing some of the points previously assessed on your license. We may be able to file a motion before the appropriate court and request a withdrawal of your plea if you were uncounseled and did not know the ramifications of your actions.
A citation for Driving with a Suspended License Without Knowledge is an infraction and not a crime. However, subsequent offense can lead to a revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender. Three counts of DWLS and/or DUI within a 5 year period with accompanying adjudications as designated by the statute will trigger DHSMV to administratively designate you a Habitual Traffic Offender and suspend your driving privilege for 5 years. It is important to seek counsel whenever charged with Driving with a Suspended License whether With or Without knowledge. Receiving a withhold of adjudication on a citation for Driving with a Suspended License Without Knowledge can help avoid future problems. We can help you with a current or past citation. The sooner you address the matter, the better.
Even if you were not physically arrested, the citation fir suspended license with knowledge requires a mandatory court appearance and technically constitutes an arrest. The experienced lawyers at our firm can help you address this matter. We will attend court on your behalf and help achieve the best possible resolution on the case. We will also review your driving history and advise you on the best way to get your license back to a valid status and avoid future problems. Multiple charges and convictions for Driving with a Suspended License can lead to a Habitual Traffic Offender designation and a 5 year license revocation.
In addition to Driving with a Suspended License With Knowledge, many other traffic citations are issued for criminal matters even though the officer may not conduct a physical arrest (i.e., attaching tag not assigned, reckless driving, expired tag over 4 months, and several others). Having legal representation is extremely important to make sure your rights are protected and you receive the fairest possible treatment on these matters.
It is important to know that byy paying the citation at the clerk’s office, the resolution of the citation can result in a conviction which may cause problems in the future if you are cited or arrested for subsequently Driving with a Suspended License. Even if you reinstate your license now, a future suspension and future charge could trigger a Habitual Traffic Offender revocation and consequently a 5 year license revocation. Any suspended license charge in the next 5 years could lead to further problems. It is important to seek the advice of counsel on the first instance of Driving with a Suspended License to get your license back in order and avoid future problems. We will review your driving history to assist you in reinstating your license.