People are often guilty about the fact that they are not having a license to take a start for driving, but many a times they are unaware that even if they are having a license, still it could be considered invalid owing to many reasons. One is always free to seek a defense attorney if he feels to challenge the charge and considers his violation an error.
Violating the traffic rules might not be the only reason for the suspension of your license, there could be many other reasons responsible for the invalidity. Some of them are as follows. Licenses are revoked if
- You fail to pay the alimony for the support of child; this may result in the revoking of your license.
- You forgot to get your license renewal done
- You are having more than 12 charges in your previous record
- You haven’t paid the due insurance premium of your car
- You haven’t paid the previous traffic violation tickets.
If yor are not sure about the status of your license, you can get online help from various departments. Like the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles. This department offers you a free online system that helps you to keep check of your license and get a surety that your license is in a good ranking. One should periodically keep a check of his license ranking, because once an officer catches you, he never listens to lame excuses, that you were not aware of your license being revoked or suspended.
Once you are caught for violating any rules, the defense attorney can explain you about the penalties you could face. These could vary depending upon the reason why you were caught and depends whether your license was earlier suspended or you are totally not having a license at all.
Mostly driving without a license can charge you minimum fine of 63$ and mark 2 points at your driving record. Moreover having more than 12 points at your record in 12 months can result in a 1 month suspension at your license. In such cases an attorney could help you by fighting your case.
Similarly in the past if you were caught under the violation of DUI ( Driving under influence) then your suspension and arrest penalty will increase up to 60 days and fine will start from 500$. Furthermore if your license has been permanently revoked due to any reason, then your future employment and career is under deep impact of criminal record.
In order to bring your case to the court, you need to hire a defense attorney, as the officer who stops you won’t accept any excuse for your breaking of the law. The need for an attorney is necessary as sometimes you might have some valid reasons for not carrying a license with you. It depends upon your circumstances which could help you lessen or even dropping of your charges.