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Have you hired your last attorney to represent you in your probation violation hearing?
its not a probation violation hearing. its just for the ticket i got for speeding and driving without a license
but i want to explain to the judge that i didnt know i was violating my probabtion because evenually it will come up
I see. Thanks for the clarification.
Did you receive separate notification from the DMV that your license had been suspended?
Why didn't you have a license to show the officer when you were pulled over?
when i was arrested the offecer took my original license and i never got it back but i was told i wouldnt get it back. and i thought the paper i had was like in replacement of my license like temporary
What was the paper that you had?
its a court oder form from the judge giving me a restricted license to and from school only.
Can you take that form to the DMV and get your restricted license?
i tried that but becasue im under the drinking age they said they dont tolerate that and its atomatically suspended for year. but i didnt know that until after i got the ticket
How old are you?
20 i was 19 when i got arrested
Can you afford to hire a lawyer?
no not this time becasue im living on my own now and i cant afford one
An option to consider, when you go to court, is to ask the judge for a court-appointed attorney.
There are multiple layers of legal issues which your attorney should explain to the prosecutor in the course of plea discussions and, if those break down, be prepared to take your case to jury trial.
At the heart of a driving while license is suspended charge is proof that you were notified that your license was suspended and that you knew that your license was suspended.
The ticket that you received is criminal in nature, it's not like a simple seat belt ticket.
You have a right to a trial.
You have a right to a jury trial.
Is there anything else that I can assist with?
okay. no thats all. thank you
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