Your Staunch Advocate In Suspended License Cases
A conviction for driving on a suspended or revoked license will result in serious mandatory penalties. Having legal counsel in your corner can make all the difference when you are trying to protect your driving privileges. At MacDowell Law Group, P.C., our trial attorneys know how to provide effective defenses against these types of charges.
We are prepared to help protect your rights and your driving privileges. Schedule an appointment to discuss your case at our office in Fairfax, Virginia, by calling 571-748-5647.
Stiff, Mandatory Penalties For Conviction
If you are convicted of driving on a suspended or revoked license charge, the judge is required to suspend your license for a period of time equal to the original suspension period. Moreover, this is considered to be a Class 1 misdemeanor, which means the judge may also sentence you to jail. In addition, you cannot obtain a restricted driver’s license during the suspension period. With this much at stake, retaining qualified legal representation is a must. Our attorneys know which paths to take to give you the best chance at avoiding such harsh sanctions and punishment.
You can be convicted of a DUI/DWI and obtain a restricted license to drive to and from work or school. However, if your license is suspended upon conviction of driving on a suspended license charge simply because you forgot to update your proof of insurance or did not pay a court fine on time, you will NOT be eligible for a restricted license. It does not seem fair, but that is the law.
Aggressive Defense Against Traffic Violation Charges
We understand the ramifications of losing your driver’s license. Without driving privileges, many people are unable to get to work and earn a living. That is why we will do everything possible to help you retain your driving privileges. In every suspended driver’s license case, we ask three important questions:
- Were you driving? Our lawyers will force the prosecution to prove that it was actually you who were driving without a license. Was it a case of mistaken identity? Was another person actually behind the wheel?
- Did you know your license was suspended? Can the prosecutor prove this in court? Was there evidence in the police report or in your driving record to show that you knew your license was suspended? Just because a letter was mailed to your address does not mean that you were aware of a suspension.
- Did the officer have a legal right to stop your car? If the police are unable to produce a reasonable explanation for why your car was stopped, they may have violated your constitutional rights. If this is the case, we will move to have the evidence against you thrown out of court.
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A conviction for driving on a revoked license will stay on your record for 11 years. Do not risk losing your license or other serious repercussions. If you have been charged with driving on a suspended, revoked, or invalid license, seek legal help immediately.