Monday, July 12, 2010

Have you been charged with Driving on a Suspended License in the Fredericksburg Area? If you didn't know then you're NOT GUILTY!

Have you or a close family member been charged in the Fredericksburg Area with driving on a suspended license? License suspensions can become effective administratively through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Many of my clients have received this charge and were never notified of the suspension.

For the Commonwealth Attorney to successfully convict a defendant of driving on a suspended license they must prove:

1. The defendant was driving
2. The defendant's license was suspended
3. The defendant had notice of the suspension

If any of these elements are not proved beyond a reasonable doubt by the Commonwealth, then it is likely you will be found not guilty. Just because you have been charged with this crime, you still have a fighting chance.

Driving on suspended is a class 1 misdemeanor which has a maximum sentence of 12 months in jail and a $2500 fine.

If you have never been notified of the suspension, it will be in your best interest to have a Fredericksburg Area Criminal Defense Attorney represent you on your charge of driving on suspended and to present this issue to the court. I have previously represented clients whom are charged with driving on a suspended license in Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, King George County and Fredericksburg. In all of these jurisdictions I have had cases dismissed for lack of notice of the suspension.

If you would like to talk to a Fredericksburg Lawyer about your driving on suspended charge I would be more than happy to speak with you. Feel free to call my cell phone for a free consultation and evaluation of your pending case.

Darren Meyer, Attorney at Law