1. Failure to Notify Change of Address - which is why I didn't know I was suspended; I didn't change my address because I was ignorant and thought it would cost money when we didn't have any.
2. Driving Motor Vehicle No Current Validated Permit - my permit expired literally the day before (the 19th) and the 20th (day I was pulled over) was a Civic Holiday - and I thought I had until the end of the month because my sticker said May
3. Failure to Surrender Insurance Card - I do have insurance, but did not have the right card in the van. Oversight on my part
4. Driving while Suspended - I had NO IDEA and this goes back to my Failure to Notify Change of Address
What can I expect?
What would be considered a "good deal" that I should accept if they offer?
Should I try and plead my case OR adjourn to get Legal Counsel?
What should I do?? Obviously as the primary income earner with 2 kids under 5 years old I cannot afford to lose my license. This is very upsetting and truthfully I didn't realize until today just how serious it was.
- mandatory fine of $1000 up to $5000.
- mandatory 6 months added to your current suspension.
- the possibly of up to 6 months in jail.
There's a possibility your insurance company wont even insure you after your suspension is over.
Find someone to represent you. You shouldn't go alone on something that has jail time involved (although it would be unlikely you'll be considered for it). Pleading ignorance is not a defense, especially when you're driving with expired permits, wrong insurance, and haven't bothered to change your address on your license. You might be able to get one or two things dropped in a plea deal, but the driving while suspended is the one you want to worry about.
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