Driving on a suspended license (DWLS) in Irving can make an already serious situation even worse. If you have been convicted of a driving offense that has led to your license being suspended, and you then drive a vehicle, you are guilty of driving on a suspended license (DWLS) and depending on the specific situations when caught you could face many different consequences. In most situations it will be a misdemeanor crime, but the seriousness of the misdemeanor will vary depending on various factors.
When charged with driving on a suspended license in the Irving or Dallas area contact Goolsby & Associates for assistance. An accusation of DWLS is not the end of the road, there are many defenses you can make to lessen the severity of any outcome. Attorney Mike Goolsby has two decades of experience defending people facing criminal charges in this area, and will put this wealth of knowledge to work for you to help to get you the outcome you desire.
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, then most likely it will be treated with a class C misdemeanor. In this case when convicted you are probably facing a fine.
If you are knowingly driving whilst your license is suspended you will most likely face a class B misdemeanor, this will apply if you have a previous conviction of driving with a suspended license, or you have been convicted of DWI. The penalties in this case are much stricter with possible jail time, and your license suspension period being doubled. In addition it can also be a class B misdemeanor if you do not surrender your drivers license when it is suspended to the state.
In all matters related to accusations of driving on a suspended license (DWLS) Goolsby & Associates can help. A skilled attorney can often help you to get the charges reduced from a class B to a class C or in some instances dropped altogether. Goolsby & Associates and Mike Goolsby believe that the state must be made to prove their case to the fullest extent, and he will explore every opportunity to defend your rights and use every option to avoid conviction in the first place.
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.
Driving on a suspended license (DWLS) can be very serious, contact Goolsby & Associates for a free consultation to discuss your case, we can answer any questions you may have, call today in complete confidence.
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