Driving on a Suspended License in Phoenix
Driving on a suspended license in the state of Arizona for a DUI, or for any reason, is an illegal offense that has the potential for severe, lasting consequences. While some people knowingly choose to drive with a revoked or suspended license, many individuals charged with this crime are surprised when told their license is suspended, and they are driving illegally.
One of the main reasons people are unaware of their driver’s license statuses has to do with the reinstatement process. Do not let prosecutors take advantage of your lack of knowledge; contact Stewart Law Group immediately to ensure you are not convicted of driving with a suspended license. In many cases, you might not have been aware you were committing a crime. Regardless of circumstances, Scott David Stewart is ready and able to fight for your rights.
After your license is suspended or revoked, you face a period of time where you do not have driving privileges. After the designated time has passed, you are able to reinstate your license and regain your right to drive. What many individuals do not realize is that beyond the designated time-frame, you have to pay a license reinstatement fee to finalize the reinstatement process and gain legal grounds for driving your vehicle. Since many people fail to realize the reinstatement fee, when they are pulled over for a simple traffic violation, they are slammed with an additional charge of driving on a suspended license.
A conviction of driving on a suspended license can be serious and have unfortunate penalties. The Class 1 misdemeanor has a minimum of 48 hours jail time and a $300-$500 fine. In addition, if you are charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license, your vehicle may be impounded for up to thirty days. Contacting an attorney at Stewart Law Group can help ensure that you receive the best legal defense possible and avoid many of the consequences of driving with a suspended license. The attorneys working with Scott David Stewart at Stewart Law Group have years of experience in Arizona law and will work to protect your rights.
Defenses for Driving on a Suspended License
Our team of experts at Stewart Law Group work to defend your case and prove you did not knowingly drive with a suspended license. The prosecution must show you received notification of your license being revoked or suspended. Whether you did not receive notification, or if you make the common mistake of not paying your license reinstatement fee, we work to prove you were unaware you were breaking the law while driving with a suspended license.
When you work with the Stewart Law Group, we do everything we can to defend your case and prove you were unaware of your suspended license. Beyond that, we have years of experience, ensuring the best possible outcome for your case. We work hard to make sure you face the lightest penalty available if convicted. Fill out a FREE case evaluation so we can begin to work on your case and build a thorough defense to protect your rights and clear your name. The legal team at the Stewart Law Group is prepared to fight for you and provide the most positive outcome possible.