Dallas Driving on Suspended License Lawyer

Photo of a woman being pulled over by a police officerIf you drive with a suspended license in Texas, it is considered as a criminal offense by the state with substantial penalties. If you or a member of your family has a recent arrest for DWLS, working with an experience lawyer is essential to keep you informed of your legal rights.

The Goolsby Law Firm has extensive experience in providing legal representation to clients in North Texas and in the Dallas area. If your license was suspended for whatever reason and you were caught driving, a class B misdemeanor could be charged to you, which is punishable by a jail sentence of up to 180 days and a fine that can range up to 500 dollars.

Attorney Mike Goolsby and his team of attorneys have a good record at winning DWLS cases at the trial, and will take all the necessary actions to try and ensure that you are spared the severe consequences of a conviction. The combination of our experience and good values will guarantee that you get only the most honest legal advice and aggressive representation in court.

A conviction for driving while your sentence is invalid or suspended should not just be accepted since, aside from the probation and jail term that you may face, your license will also be suspended again, if ever you are convicted of DWLS. The state will also fine you with another surcharge, which will force you to pay more just to keep your license.

A lawyer from The Goolsby Law Firm can help in navigating the legal system in order to try and avoid a conviction as well as all the negative consequences that it brings. We have been dealing with this type of case for many years and therefore have the necessary knowledge on how the court deals with such charges and how to fight them.

Under Texas law, you commit a Driving on a Suspended License offense if you operate a motor vehicle in public and you:

  • Have a cancelled license
  • Have a suspended license
  • Have a license that expired within the suspension period
  • Have a denied license and have not been issued a subsequent license

There is no defense if you have a conviction for DWI or other offenses where there is an automatic suspension of license and you did not receive the suspension notice. Other than this condition, you have an affirmative defense if there was no actual receipt of the suspension, revocation, and prohibition or cancellation notice.

However, it is presumed that there is actual notice if your suspension notice was mailed by the state as mandated by the law. The mailing address that will be used is the last address that is in your driver’s license.

If you do not have any idea why your driver’s license is suspended, we advise you get in touch with the Texas Department of Public Safety for verification. A lawyer from The Goolsby Law Firm can help in getting the needed information to try for and get your license reinstated.