Drivers operating motor vehicles on public highways when their privilege to drive a motor vehicle is suspended, revoked or canceled can face steep penalties.
If your license was suspended due to failing to pay a civil penalty or because you failed to appear in court, it can be charged as a civil offense, for which you can only receive a fine.
If your license is suspended for any other reason, it is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail, three years of probation and fines.
In some cases, there may be an extension ordered for the period of the suspension. Usually this extension is no longer than one year from the date the person would otherwise apply for a new license.
If you have a commercial driver’s license and the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) receives a record of the conviction of a charge of driving a commercial motor vehicle while the person was disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle, the department shall promptly extend the period of the disqualification for not more than one year from the date the person would otherwise apply for a new commercial driver’s license.
If the MVD receives a record of the conviction of a person on a charge of driving a motor vehicle while the person’s driver’s license privilege was canceled, the department shall promptly suspend the person’s driver’s license privilege for a period of up to six months.
The lawyers at Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, can represent you when you face charges related to driving on a suspended, revoked or canceled drivers’ license. With nearly four decades of combined experience, we will fight to protect your rights and your privilege to drive.
Attorney Alex Lane worked as a prosecutor for three years. He spent much of this time in the Vehicular Crimes Bureau in the Major Crimes Division of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, a division that focuses on the most serious felony DUI cases.
Because of this extensive experience, Mr. Lane has a complete understanding of how police and prosecutors work. He uses this experience to defend clients today.
We are committed to putting our experience to work to obtain the most optimal results possible.
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