Driving on a Suspended License
For an aggressive defense, choose Perlmutter & Pourshalimi as your Vehicle Code violation defense attorney
Considering how dependent most Americans are on driving to get around, a driver’s license suspension can be a real hardship. However, driving on a suspended license is never a good idea. You could face criminal penalties if you get behind the wheel knowing that the DMV has suspended or revoked your license. Common reasons for license suspension include:
- DUI of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving
- A physical or mental condition that makes it unsafe for you to drive
- Refusing a chemical test after a DUI arrest
- Violating DUI probation
- Being declared a negligent operator after getting too many points on your license
If you have been accused of driving on a suspended license, you need to contact the experienced vehicle code defense attorneys at Perlmutter & Pourshalimi right away. We will do everything in our power to not only prevent a conviction but also get your driving privileges reinstated as quickly as possible.
Possible Defenses for Driving on a Suspended License
As an experienced vehicle code violation defense lawyer, we know all the best legal strategies for defending against charges of driving on a suspended license, and we will choose the most effective one for your specific case. Some of the most common strategies include:
Lack of Knowledge: The prosecution must prove that you knew your license was suspended and you drove anyway. If we can show that you did not have knowledge of the suspension—either because you were not informed by a judge or because the mailed suspension notice went to a wrong address—you will not be convicted.
Restricted License: In some cases, individuals are given restricted permissions to drive on a suspended license, allowing them to travel to and from work, school, DUI classes, or other locations permitted by the judge in their case. If we can show that you were driving within the scope of your restricted license at the time you were accused of driving on a suspended license, the charges may be dismissed.
Invalid Suspension: If your driver’s license suspension was unlawful, you should not be convicted of driving on a suspended license. Examples of unlawful suspensions might include a suspension related to a DUI conviction where there were errors in the evidence against you, or a suspension based on a misdiagnosis of a physical or mental disability.
Why Choose Perlmutter & Pourshalimi as Your Defense Attorney
At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we believe in providing an aggressive defense to each and every charge. This means being ready and willing to go to court. Prosecutors, on the other hand, typically do not want to expend their resources fighting in court for convictions for driving on a suspended license. This is excellent news for you, because it means they are predisposed to settle matters out of court, either by dismissing the charges or granting very favorable plea deals.
When you choose Perlmutter & Pourshalimi as your defense attorney, you can rest assured you will get personalized attention and the very best quality legal assistance, all at an affordable price.
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To learn more about how we can help with your case, call us at 310-295-2236 for a free consultation.