San Antonio Traffic Ticket Attorney
The High Cost of Driving While Your License is Suspended
One of the most stressful consequences of being convicted for driving with a suspended license is the cost factor. You will have to pay towing fees from wherever you were stopped plus impound costs which can result in hundreds of dollars out of your pocket. There is a $100.00 insurance reinstatement fee once your suspension is lifted and you will have criminal fines of up to $2000.00. Additionally, you must pay a DPS surcharge fee on your registration of up to $250.00 a year for 3 years.
Driving with a suspended license, also known as Driving While License Invalid (DWLI) can end up in serious criminal charges and a permanent record. By utilizing the hard-hitting services of a San Antonio traffic ticket lawyer from Law Office of J. Blake Etheridge, PLLC, the chances for a favorable outcome to your case may be greatly improved. I fight hard to preserve your rights while striving to get your charges dismissed or the penalties reduced.
License Suspension and Traffic Ticket Lawyer in San Antonio
Your driver's license can be suspended for drunk driving charges, unpaid traffic tickets, an accumulation of traffic offenses or conviction on a serious traffic related crime such as reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and others. Conviction on a state drug possession crime, not paying child support when it is court ordered, or failing to keep the correct insurance on your vehicles can also result in suspension of your driving privileges.
According to the Texas Transportation Code, you can be convicted of driving with a suspended license even if you didn't know your privileges were being withheld. This can come about if your insurance company drops your coverage but fails to inform you or if the state has suspended your license but did not send you the notification. If this occurs in your case, I work to get the ticket waived or to lessen the amount of fines that must be paid.
Knowingly driving with a suspended license can result in being sent to the county jail for up to 6 months and a much longer license suspension and makes an aggressive defense even more important.
To learn your legal options if you were arrested for driving with a suspended license; contact a San Antonio traffic ticket attorney from my firm today.