Driving with a Suspended License
What are the consequences?
There are many reasons why you could have your license suspended, some of which are affected by your past driving record, and the particular violation at hand. Your license can be suspended for 90 days to two years for a convicted DWI charge. It can be suspended if you are convicted of a drug offense, and the offense does not have to be committed while operating a vehicle. Excessive moving violations such as speeding or running a red light can also result in a suspended license.
If you are convicted of driving with a suspended license, in the state of Texas it is a misdemeanor. The first time you are convicted of driving with a suspended license typically does not result in jail time; the penalties are usually additional monetary fines and a longer license suspension. One major difficulty with a suspended license is that most people are not even aware that their license is suspended. If you are pulled over and your license is suspended you may be arrested or given a notice to appear in court, depending on the circumstances of the traffic stop. Either way you will not be permitted to leave the scene by driving.
DWI: Suspended License
Being convicted of driving with a suspended license can be detrimental, especially if you drive to work every day. At The Martinez Law Firm, we are committed to defending your legal rights, and to providing you with the best service possible. If you or a loved one have been charged with driving with a suspended license, it is crucial that you contact a lawyer from our firm immediately. Our lawyers are skilled and experienced in all areas of Texas DWI law including driving with a suspended license; we can provide you with professional legal advice and help pertaining to your case.