Driving on a Suspended License

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Driving on a Suspended License in Roswell

While driving on a suspended license may seem like no big deal, it can lead to serious consequences. We understand taht emergencies happen, but we encourage you to utilize Uber, Lyft, or a friend to avoid being charged with driving on a suspended license. However, if you or a loved one is facing charges for driving with a suspended license, the assistance of an experienced Roswell Suspended License Lawyer is crucial.

What Happens When Charged with Driving on a Suspended License in Fulton County?

Most people charged with driving on a suspended license were pulled over for a separate offense, such as speeding and then the officer realized their license was suspended. In these situations, the driver will be charged with both the underlying offense as well as driving on a suspended license. We also see this happen as a result of road blocks.

Driving with a Suspended License is detailed in O.C.G.A. §40-5-121, typically resulting from a roadblock or a traffic violation stop. Apart from the primary offense, individuals may receive an additional ticket for driving with a suspended license.

After you or a loved one have been charged with driving on a suspended license in Roswell, the first step you should take is to contact our Fulton County Attorneys as soon as possible. We will work with you and give you advice on how to get your license re-instated. Figuring out how to navigate Department of Driver Services and all of their requirements can be confusing, and we urge you to contact us and not try to figure it out on your own. We will work with you to see if you have an cases outstanding and develop a strategy for defending the current charges. 

The second step is the court process.  Once your license is reinstated with DDS, our Roswell Suspended License Lawyers will work towards the dismissal or reduction of your pending suspended license charge.  That's how the suspended license cycle stops.  We need to get the pending suspended license charge dismissed.  Once we get your last suspended license charge dismissed or reduced to a lessor charge such as no license on person, you can then get off the suspended license cycle.

If you have prior offenses you are more likely to face arrest and will be facing jail time, hefty fines, and strict probation requirements. Driving on a suspended license is generally considered a misdemeanor offense, however it can be upgraded to a high and aggravated misdemeanor offense if there are prior convictions on your record. You may also find yourself labeled as a habitual violator and be charged with a felony. In some cases, drivers who have no driver's license are charged with this offense concurrently with a DUI charge.

Penalty for Driving on a Suspended License in Roswell or Fulton County

The penalties for driving with a suspended license in Georgia are substantial. A first conviction is a misdemeanor, leading to potential jail time between two days and twelve months and a fine ranging from $500 to $1,000. Subsequent convictions within five years escalate to a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, with increased penalties. A fourth or subsequent conviction becomes a felony, carrying a prison term of one to five years, a fine between $2,500 and $5,000, and lasting repercussions on housing, credit, and employment prospects.

Additionally, the Department of Driver's Services imposes further penalties, extending the suspension by six months and requiring a reinstatement fee. This fee varies based on the number of convictions and ranges from $200 to $410.

Our Fulton County Suspended License Attorneys are trained to get to the bottom of your drivers license problems and help you avoid the ever-increasing consequences of driving on a suspended license.  Otherwise, you face what the penalties described above. It's far better to stop the cycle and avoid jail-time and further suspension of your license.

Contact Us Today

Our Roswell License Suspension Lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals regain their license. Understanding the significance of driving privileges, we work diligently to provide effective solutions. If you or a loved one find yourself facing a suspended license, contact our office promptly for assistance.

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