Driving with a Suspended License
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Driving while on a suspended, revoked, canceled, or restricted license is a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by the following maximum penalties:
- Jail time = 6 months
- Probation = 3 years
- Fines = $2,500 (plus 83% surcharge)
- Vehicle Impoundment
- Insurance premiums may increase, or policies may be canceled
Reasons For License Suspension or Revocation
If you are convicted of or found responsible for a criminal or civil traffic violation, your license may be suspended or revoked in addition to other consequences. You can check the status of your Arizona driving record on the Arizona Department of Transportation website.
Below are some offenses that can result in license suspension or revocation:
- Reckless Driving
- Motor Vehicle accident-related offense
- Failure to pay child support
- Failure to Appear for Court hearing
- Failure to pay civil traffic penalty
- Driver’s Disability – visual impairment, epilepsy, age, and diabetes
- Motor vehicle point suspension
The most common defense for driving with a restricted license is lack of knowledge. If you did not know your license was suspended, you cannot be held criminally liable. Arizona has a presumption of knowledge where notice was mailed to the address the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) had on file for the individual. However, this presumption is rebuttable. Ensure that your address is up-to-date with the MVD so that you receive important notices relating to your license.
Immediate dismissal of a driving on suspended license charge is warranted in some cases. For more information, call The Glazer Law Office, PLLC at (928) 213-5916.
Applying For A Restricted License
Under certain circumstances, drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked can apply for restricted licenses, which allow them to drive during the period of suspension or revocation.
Why You Should Hire The Glazer Law Office, PLLC
The Glazer Law Office, PLLC can effectively evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case to create a solid defense that will help you achieve the least severe sentence possible.
Take the time to meet with us and discuss your case. We offer free case consultations to inform you of your options and put your mind at ease.
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