License Issues

License IssuesLicense issues can include anything from driving without a license to getting yours taken away after being charged with a DWI. Call our Rochester lawyer now.

License Issues | Caught Driving Without a License

There are two ways to get a ticket for driving without a license. One is that you never had a driver’s license and were caught driving without one. The other one is if you were driving with a suspended license. Those charges are typically a little bit more serious and the court’s generally going to want to see you have cleared up your license or you’ve resolved the problems that resulted in your license being suspended.

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License Issues | Penalties for Driving with a Suspended License

Some people have multiple suspensions on their license and they’ve driven many times without their license. That’s called an aggravated unlicensed operation. Those charges can be misdemeanors all the way up to felonies. It depends upon the facts and circumstances, how many times your license was suspended, and what were the conditions under which you were caught driving. For instance, if your license was suspended and you get arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, that’s going to be a more serious charge than simply driving without your license.

License Issues | Losing Your License After a DWI

Upon the completion of your case, if you’re found to be not guilty, you’ll have no restrictions on your driver’s license. If it’s your first time being convicted of a Driving While Intoxicated offense, your license will be suspended, however, the court will allow you to have a 20 day stay. What that does is allow you to have regular driving privileges for the next 20 days. In that period of time, the DMV is going to allow you to enroll in a program called the Drinking driver Program. It is a class that is one night a week for eight weeks. The DMV says as long as you sign up for this class we’ll give you a conditional license. Upon successful completion of this class, we will give your regular license back again, regardless of the duration of your suspension. You’re only allowed to take this class once every five years. If you get a second DWI within five years of your first one, you’re not going to be eligible for Drinking Driver Program and you’re not going to be eligible to get that license after the conviction.

Having license issues? Please call our Rochester criminal defense attorney Michael Schmitt today for a free consultation.

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