DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE
DWI Attorneys Serving Houston
There are many reasons why you could have your license suspended, some of which are affected by your past driving record, and the particular violation at hand. Your license can be suspended for 90 days to 2 years for a DWI conviction. It can be suspended if you are convicted of a drug offense, even if the offense was not committed while operating a vehicle. Excessive moving violations, such as speeding or running a red light, committed in a certain period of time can also result in a suspended license.
Driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor under Texas law. The first time you are convicted typically does not result in jail time; the penalties are usually additional monetary fines and a longer license suspension. One major difficulty with a suspended license is that most people are not even aware that their license is suspended. If you are pulled over and your license is suspended you may be arrested or given the notice to appear in court, depending on the circumstances of the traffic stop. Either way, you may not be permitted to leave the scene by driving away.
Discuss Your Case with a Houston DWI Lawyer
Being convicted can be detrimental, especially if you drive to work every day. At The Martinez Law Firm, we are committed to defending your legal rights and to providing you with the best service possible. If you or a loved one have been charged with driving with a suspended license, it is crucial that you contact a Houston DWI lawyer from our firm immediately. Our lawyers are skilled and experienced in all areas of Texas DWI law including driving with a suspended license; we can provide you with professional legal advice and help pertaining to your case. Call today to find out how we can help you.