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Unfortunately, a judge has the awesome power to suspend your drivers license, as well as to levy fines and sentence people to jail. I certainly think the judge was very harsh in your case, as justice should be tempered with mercy. I am not sure if you tried your case, or plead out your case, but your attorney it appears did not advocate for you. Your options are limited at this point, as the time to file an appeal long since expired, as an appeal must normally be filed within 30 days of the date you were sentenced.
However, you may file a Motion to Modify Sentence, especially if you have completed all of your court requirements, such as pay all of your fines, complete community service, etc.....If you performed well on probation and have completed all your conditions, the judge may terminate your probation early and reinstate your license, or at least issue a restricted license. I recommend that you retain an experienced criminal attorney to file this Motion on your behalf. The legal fee should not cost more than $1,000. If you have not completed your C.S. hours, or still owe money, make sure you fulfill every condition the judge ordered you to complete before you file the Motion to Modify Sentence. It will also help if your probation officer would go to bat for you and recommend reinstatement of your license. Your severe economic hardship you are now enduring should be brought to the judge's attention in the Motion.
I hope my response has given you hope. I wish you the best of luck and will pray the Motion is granted. Please remember to click on the ACCEPT button. Any positive feedback you can report on me would be greatly appreciated, as well as any bonus. If you need more help, contact me.
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