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Is a sentence of $600, 3 days community service, and a

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Is a sentence of $600, 3 days community service, and a defensive driving class aporopriate for a first or second offense drivig on suspended license in arkansas appropriate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.


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Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.

Yes, it is. In fact, the judge did this defendant a favor.

Driving on a suspended license is a misdemeanor in Arkansas which carries a maximum of 6 months in jail and a minimum of two days in jail along with a fine of $500. It would appear that the judge allowed for community service in lieu of jail time.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Even if the suspension was due to failure to appear on a no seat belt violation?
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.

Yes. The reason for the suspension is not what's important. The fact that you were driving when you had no right to be driving is what the judge punished you for. Given the penalty range, he's well within his discretion to sentence you in this manner.

Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.