If you have been charged with driving on a suspended license and are unsure of what to do next, the professionals at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett are standing by to help you with every step of the legal process. They will help you understand what the charge is, the potential penalties it can involve, and how they can help defend your case.
In order to convict someone of driving on a suspended license, the prosecution must prove that that person knew he or she had a suspended license at the time the charge was given. If you weren’t aware that your license had been suspended by law enforcement prior to receiving the charge, your case will be much easier to defend. Legitimate reasons the DMV may suspend your license include: driving under the influence of alcohol, driving recklessly or negligently, having a physical or mental condition that would prevent you from operating a car responsibly, or having been determined by a law enforcement agent to be incompetent to drive.
Driving with a suspended license is a different charge than driving without a license. When you are pulled over and are unable to produce a valid driver’s license, the police officer will most likely look up your information to ensure you do in fact have a driver’s license issued to your name. If you do, chances are the officer will give you a warning or a citation. If, however, you are driving with a license that has been suspended and is no longer valid, you will most likely be charged with driving with a suspended license and will face harsher punishments.
Don’t take the chance of receiving a sentencing that is worse than you deserve just because you didn’t call a team of legal professionals first. The criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett have handed hundreds of San Diego criminal defense cases, including driving with a suspended license charges, and have an excellent record of getting their clients’ charges reduced or dismissed. Our defense lawyers know the law inside and out, and also know all the arguments the prosecution will try to use to convict you of the charge. Have the peace of mind knowing that you have the best team of legal experts on your side. Call or visit our offices today for your free case consultation to find out how we can get the best outcome for your situation.