Having your driver’s license suspended can make life stressful because accomplishing everyday tasks suddenly becomes more difficult. As a result, it can be tempting to get behind the wheel, even if your driving privileges have been revoked. If you are caught, you could face misdemeanor charges. Misdemeanor crimes are less severe than felony crimes, but they should still be taken very seriously.
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Driving under a revoked license is typically a Class C misdemeanor, which means that sanctions for this offense can include a fine of up to $500. In addition, your license could face suspension for an additional period of time. After second and subsequent charges, the crime is usually upgraded to a Class B or higher misdemeanor, which can result in:
In determining the penalty for second or subsequent offenses, judges will look at a number of factors in order to determine the exact punishment. A few of the things that will be considered include:
A license could be invalidated due to many reasons. Many people have revoked driving privileges and are unaware of this fact. Unpaid fines or too many tickets could cause an individual to have his or her driving rights suspended, yet not be notified of this fact in advance. According to the Texas Car Transportation Code, driving capabilities may even be nullified for refusing to give a breath or blood specimen during a drunk driving bust. Regardless of the circumstances, if you are stopped by the police, you will nonetheless be charged with driving on a suspended license. This means that hiring an attorney to help you defend against these accusations is very important, since defendants who represent themselves do not normally fare as well as those who are represented by proper legal counsel.
Reach out to Brett A. Podolsky at 713-227-0087 if you are accused of driving with revoked privileges.