Conroe Driving With a Suspended License Attorney
About a License Suspension
When a person's license is suspended, he/she is not allowed to legally drive for a set period of time. Once that period of time expires, the person may apply for the reinstatement of his/her driver’s license. Until then, the person cannot legally drive. Any person that operates a motor vehicle while his/her driver's license is suspended can be arrested and charged with driving while suspended.
Common Reasons For a Driver’s License Suspension
There are several reasons why a person's driving privileges may be suspended. A person may have his/her driver's license suspended if:
A driver's license suspension can occur for various reasons, including:
- Failure to maintain insurance on your vehicle
- A drug crime conviction
- Having more than 4 moving violations in one year
- Having more that 7 moving violations in two years
- A conviction for vehicular assault
- A conviction for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries or fatalities
- A conviction for fleeing police
- A conviction for vehicular homicide or manslaughter
- A conviction for driving while impaired
What are the Penalties for Driving With a Suspended License?
Driving with a suspended license is a potentially serious offense, especially if your license was suspended because of a prior DWI conviction. Most suspended license cases are charged as a Class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by fines of up to $500. If you are arrested for driving with a suspended license resulting from a DWI conviction, you may be charged with a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail.
A Conroe criminal attorney can discuss the laws pertaining to your case if you have been charged with driving on a suspended license. Reliable legal counsel is important in suspended license cases to reduce potential liabilities and possible jail time. A qualified lawyer can also help prevent the extension of your suspension period.
Montgomery & Walker County Criminal Defense Attorney Douglas W. Atkinson
When you are in the face of a criminal charge for driving on a suspended license in Montgomery or Walker Counties, you will need exceptionally talented legal representation to handle your case. Attorney Doug Atkinson, the qualified Conroe criminal defense attorney, you will obtain the seasoned advocacy of his entire legal team. To learn more about defending your rights in the face of a criminal driving with a suspended license charge, call the office today.