Driving With a Suspended or Revoked License in Michigan
Why Would My License be Suspended?
There are a lot of reasons why one’s driver’s license would be suspended or revoked. Surprisingly enough, we get calls from lots of people who never found out that their license was suspended until they were pulled over by a police officer and charged with driving with a suspended license. It could be in some cases that a driver’s license is suspended because the individual has committed a traffic or criminal offense that automatically calls for a suspension. In other cases it could be that the driver has accrued too many points or failed to pay past citations. Finally, in many other cases, it could be that the driver has been held in contempt by a judge, and a judge has decided to sanction the individual by suspending a driver’s license. Regardless of the reason for which a license is suspended, if you have been cited or arrested for driving with a suspended license, you need to contact an attorney.
It’s a Criminal Offense
Driving with a suspended license is not just a traffic ticket in Michigan. It is a misdemeanor criminal offense that will stay on your criminal record. A first offense is punishable by up to 93 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.00. Any subsequent offense is punishable by up to a year in jail and /or a fine of $1000.00. Depending on whether any other aggravating factors exist, a charge or its penalties could be enhanced to the detriment of the offender. If you have been charged with this offense, you need an attorney to help you stay out of jail, pay off your fines and costs, keep you on the road and attempt to keep your criminal record clean. One last important note to make related to one’s criminal record is that a conviction for driving with a suspended license is not an offense that can be expunged from one’s criminal record. Therefore, this conviction will stay on your record forever.
Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Goldman & Associates are experienced Michigan criminal defense attorneys serving Metro Detroit. Let us help you today. Contact us today for a free consultation at 586-268-2400.
Are You Driving With a Suspended or Revoked License?
Driving with a suspended or revoked license is not just a traffic ticket. It is a criminal misdemeanor that could put you in jail and impose significant fines and costs. If you have been charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, you need to contact Akiva Goldman & Associates today for a free consultation at 586-268-2400. Our expert MI traffic lawyers can help you today.