One of the more serious traffic offenses cases is driving on a suspended license, Traffic stops are a fairly often occurrence across all counties in the United States. Typically, the first thing the officer asks you when you pull over is “show me your license and registration”. If your license is suspended for any reason, that can be a problem for you. vehicular manslaughter There are many reasons why and individual’s license would be suspended. The range of reasons is pretty long from having your license suspended due to numerous traffic violations and accumulation of points on that license, to charges involving DUI. What the officer decides to do with the violation, depends on why your license was suspended in the first place. However, regardless of why it was suspended, you will not be able to drive away from the sight where you were pulled over. If it was minor offenses, the officer will write you up a ticket for driving on a suspended license and with a conviction of the summary offense you get at least a $200 fine.
Because the individual in traffic offenses cases such as driving on a suspended license cannot drive away from the scene, it is up to the officer what happens to the car. defendng DUI cases Some officers will wait with you until someone can come and pick up you and the car, and sometimes the officer can decide to just tow the car away. It is up to the individual to pay for the cost of towing as well. Now, if the reason the license was suspended was due to more serious offenses such as anything relating to driving while under the influence, the officer is obligated to arrest you on the charge of driving on a suspended license, DUI related. With this charge, again depending on how many prior convictions of this charge you have on your record, you can face serious jail time. Most of the time people convicted of driving on a suspended license, DUI related, face 60-90 days in jail, mandatory and $500 plus in fines. If you are charged with driving with a suspended license, DUI related, it is important to have legal representation. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Kelly and Conte are experienced attorneys who will help get the best possible outcome given the facts of your particular case.