Fort Worth Suspended License Attorney
If your license been suspended due to you committing a driving offense, and you then continue to drive your vehicle, if caught you will be charged with driving on a suspended license (DWLS). When you are stopped, depending on your particular situation, you could be facing various different consequences. It will most likely be charged as a misdemeanor grade crime, but the grade of misdemeanor will vary depending on certain factors.
Specifically you may be charged with a class C or class B misdemeanor. If when stopped you were driving on a suspended license put did not know that your license of been suspended, this can be due to the paperwork not having reached you. This can happen in cases where your license is suspended due to unpaid fines, or if the state is informed that your insurance coverage has been suspended, and then most likely it will be treated with a class C misdemeanor. In this case when convicted you are probably facing a fine.
If when stopped you are knowingly driving after your license is been suspended, for example in the case of driving under the influence (DUI/DWI), you’ll be facing a class B misdemeanor. This is a more serious charge as in this situation you could be facing time in jail, your license suspension period being doubled, as well as fines. At the very least a conviction of driving on a suspended license (DWLS) will cost you money in fines and other consequences.
If you have been accused of driving on a suspended license in the North Texas or Fort Worth area then you should contact The Goolsby Law Firm as soon as you can for assistance. An accusation of DWLS is not the end of the road, often there are defenses against this charge, and by investigating the evidence against you the seriousness of the charges can often be reduced. Criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby has two decades of experience, and as a former trial attorney for the District attorney’s office he has the expertise and knowledge to defend you if you are facing this type of accusation.
Remember an accusation is never the end of the road, there are always defenses you can offer to protect your rights, and you should strenuously defend any criminal accusation against you. Criminal defense lawyer Mike Goolsby will investigate every option open to you to protect your life style and liberty if you are facing any criminal matter. Proper investigation of evidence collected against you, and other aspects, can often lead to the seriousness of the charges being reduced, and he will fight for your rights and do everything possible to make sure you get the outcome you desire in your case.
A conviction on driving on a suspended license can be very serious. At the very least you will have a criminal record which can affect your life in many ways. This record will be available for people to review, for example by potential employers, or business partners. At the very least you will be facing a large bill, not only fines, but also the cost of having your vehicle towed and impounded when stopped by the police, and when you get your license back you will be subject to a surcharge on your registration, all of this can lead to considerable expense that you don’t wish to face.
If you have been accused of driving on a suspended license in the Fort Worth or North Texas area contact The Goolsby Law Firm for a free consultation today. You can discuss your case and a path that your defense can take. Complete confidentiality is assured, call today.