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I just got arrested for driving on a suspended license. I…

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I just got arrested for driving on a suspended license. I did not know that it was suspended it looks like when I paid for a speeding ticket they didnt cash the check so they suspended it in Oct of 2016 for failure to appear. I can get it un-suspended by paying the fine but what do I do about the misdemeanor? Should I have an attorney or just explain the situation and hope for the best? I have no prior problems with the police but I have no idea what to do

Lawyer's Assistant: License regulations vary from place to place, so can you tell me what state this is in?

Arizona

Lawyer's Assistant: Do you need to appear in court?

Yes for the driving on a suspended license arrest

Submitted: 27 days ago.Category: Traffic Law
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Traffic Lawyer: Marsha411JD, Lawyer replied 27 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for the information and your question. Depending on the particular judge and jurisdiction, it is quite common for the court to dismiss these tickets if the driver has had their license reinstated before the go to court and especially if they have some believable version of the facts that show that the suspension was not their fault. Even if the suspension was their fault, if they reinstate before court, the ticket is often dismiss.

That said, I can't guess what the judges do in your specific jurisdiction, so I would highly recommend that you sit down with a local traffic ticket/criminal defense attorney for a consult and see what they say about your chances at a complete dismissal or a not guilty if you have to actually fight the ticket.

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Traffic Lawyer: Marsha411JD, Lawyer replied 25 days ago

Hello again,

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