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driving on suspended licence

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I was arrested at the end of october because I was unknowingly driving on a suspended license. My license was suspended because of 1 unpaid traffic violation. I am on upstanding citizen with nothing on my record whatsoever. I am heading to court tomorrow morning for my hearing. What will the outcome most likely be?


offense was: VTL0511 01

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 4 years ago.
Usually they will offer probation and maybe even a deferred adjudication or a pretrial diversion. If you aren't going to get a lawyer get there a few minutes early and ask the prosecutor about a pretrial diversion program which allows you to do a probation period and if you don't get into any other trouble, which you obviously won't, then the case just gets dismissed and isn't on your record at all.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Ok will do. This might sound like a stupid question but there is no way I will spend any more time in jail correct?

Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 4 years ago.
Incredibly unlikely. Less than a 1% chance, if even that.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Ok, that calms the nerves a bit. Thanks. Is there any chance they will re-suspend my license?

Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 4 years ago.
There's a chance, but I don't think it is particularly likely. That varies a lot by judge and prosecutor.