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Operating After your license is suspended is often charged as a misdemeanor. A conviction for Operating a Motor Vehicle after your license has been suspended because of a DWI is a very serious offense carrying hefty repercussions.

Potential Penalty

If you are found guilty of Driving a Motor Vehicle After Suspension because of a DWI you will be convicted of a class A misdemeanor and face 12 months in jail. You will serve a minimum mandatory 7 days in jail. Your license will be suspended for an additional year. Lastly, you face up to $1,000. You will be required to install an interlock device in any for not less than 12 months nor more than 2 years.

Defenses To Operating After Suspension

The State is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you knew your license was suspended. Its not enough for the State to prove that the license was suspended; they must prove you knew it was suspended. Sometimes clients drive not realizing that their license was suspended. Maybe they didn’t receive notice from the DMV of the suspension. Other times clients mistakenly believe that their license is good when it is not.

Attorneys Shepherd & Hayes will get the police reports and mount an aggressive defense. Attorneys Shepherd & Hayes may recommend taking the case to trial or potentially resolving the case as something less serious, like operating without a valid license.

Take Action

You can’t afford to lose your license – your livelihood depends on your ability to drive a car. Your family depends on you to drive. You need your license to drive to work, drive the kids to soccer practice, drive to the doctor’s office. Attorneys Shepherd & Hayes have years of experience fighting all types of motor vehicle cases to include Operating After Suspension charges. Our consultations are always available.

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