When individuals are convicted or plead guilty to criminal offenses then they are usually sentenced to pay a fine, serve prison or jail time, and sometimes complete probation along with its terms. Although this is generally the realm of criminal penalties there are also other consequences of criminal activity that aren’t necessarily considered criminal penalties but nonetheless are negative effects of a conviction. One of these consequences is the suspension or revocation of a persons driver’s license. While going to prison is obviously more of a punishment then having your license suspended, not having a license can still be a very difficult thing to go through.
The Vicious Cycle of Driver’s License Suspension
The real difficulty with having a suspended or revoked license is that if you are stopped by police while driving with your license suspended or revoked then you will be facing another criminal charge and an even longer period of suspension or revocation. Unfortunately in the area where we live a lot of people don’t feel like not driving is an option to them. Even though there is some mass transit a lot of people find it difficult to make it work with their lives and therefore they keep driving, even though their license is suspended. Then of course when they are driving they get stopped for a traffic violation and the officer finds out their license is suspended or revoked. Driving on a suspended or revoked license is a class B misdemeanor and upon conviction the DLD can suspend or revoke your license for the same amount it was already suspended for not to exceed one year. So if your license was suspended for a year for a DUI, then you’ll have another year added to that suspension if convicted of driving on a suspended license, if it was suspended for two years you will still only have one year added to your suspension.
Farmington Criminal Defense Attorney | Driving on Suspended or Revoked License Defense
If your license has been suspended or revoked then the best thing to do is find a way not to drive anymore. If you are past that point and have already been charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license then you need an attorney to try and stop the cycle of suspension and move on with your life. Call Ogden Criminal Defense today to find out how we can help you with your case.