Today i got pulled over, police ran my plate and it said i had a suspended licence. It was indeed suspended because of speeding ticket i had gotten maby a couple months ago, the speeding ticket was 4 points. Because i still have my g2, apparently there is some new thing i was not aware of where it is cause for a 30 day suspension, i got a letter in the mail saying to surrender my licence, which i did. I was about halfway through the suspension when i got pulled over.
I was charged with driving under suspension, at first she said i could call someone to come pickup the car, after writing out the ticket however she said the car would have to be impounded for 7 days.
My driving record isnt exactly clean, i had a dui about 5+ years ago, about 4 years ago had a no insurance charge, I'v had my licence suspended for that but this is the first time being charged with driving under a suspended licence. Since renewing my licence about 2 years ago i havnt had any tickets or problems untill my speeding ticket recently.
My court date is in may, i will be getting my licence back in a few weeks and will start driving again. I plan to fight this or hire a paralegal to atleast try and negotiate a lesser charge or something, its pretty obvious i was in the wrong and unfortunately i cannot say that i had no idea about the suspension, I dont mind paying a large fine, but don't want to lose my licence for another 6 months. Anyone have any experience or knowledge on the likelyhood i can get this charge lessened to driving with no licence or something like that.
Im basicly hoping there will be a solution that costs me money not time.
Any helpful responses appreciated.
If your thinking of making a comment to just rub it in or make obvious statements like "how about not driving while suspended", please refrain as you will be wasting both our time, thank you.
Your lack of prior convictions for driving under suspension helps, but you still have some pretty serious black marks on your record. IÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢d certainly consult with a paralegal at the very least and have them review your matter.
Best suggestion is to get any outstanding fines paid off immediately and ensure your licence is reinstated at the end of your current suspension (you need to pay $150 fee or youÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢ll remain unlicenced). It will help show the
Court/Crown youÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢re taking the matter seriously and trying to get back on track. Also, probably goes without saying, but donÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t risk driving again until your suspension is over. The likelihood of a plea deal will decrease dramatically if the Crown sees youÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢re facing multiple charges.