Driving on a suspended license is a misdemeanor criminal offense, which could result in the possibility of jail time, probation and other court-imposed sanctions. Unlike many crimes where mistake of identity, competing scientific evidence or lack of direct evidence may be an issue, a driving after suspension charge typically does not allow for such defenses.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can, however, raise a strong defense on your behalf. One such defense is lack of knowledge. You must have known that your license was suspended at the time you were driving. If the Department of Motor Vehicles sent your notice of suspension to the wrong address or an old address, you may potentially have a viable defense to your charges.
In many driving after suspension cases, however, cases are resolved by an agreement between the prosecution and the defendant. Accordingly, your attorney’s ability to effectively communicate with the prosecution to seek a favorable resolution of your case on your behalf is critical.
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If you are charged with driving after suspension, hiring an attorney is a smart decision. Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction. For help, contact us online or call our law office in Los Angeles, California at 213-514-8324.
Driving On A Suspended Licence Charges in Los Angeles
Prosecutors want to know that you are taking necessary steps to reinstate your license. If your license was suspended for drinking and driving, for example, they want to know if you have followed through on any court-ordered alcohol treatment. Helping you know which steps to take and effectively communicating to the prosecution the reasons why you should be offered a favorable plea agreement is something that we do very well.
Attorney Daniel Perlman is a former prosecutor who excels at diagnosing areas for compromise and methods for obtaining creative plea agreements that favor our clients. Our goal in every case is to make a positive difference for our clients and do our best to protect their record, rights and freedom.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles driving after suspension lawyers, call 213-514-8324 or contact us by e-mail.