You’re driving your car through Philadelphia and you’re stopped by police. After handing over your license, registration, and insurance, the police officer comes back with a ticket because you were driving while your license was suspended in Philadelphia.
This is not uncommon. Many people do not know that their License Is Suspended. But in Philadelphia, this can nevertheless result in stiff fines and costs, and police can tow your car on the spot under a policy known as “live stop.”
How Did My License Get Suspended?
We all make mistakes in life, in particular, while driving. Maybe you had too many points on your license and received a suspension, or maybe you have been convicted of a crime and the court took away your license. Whatever the reason may be, you now have to move through life without the privilege to drive. Like many individuals, you probably rely on your car to get to work, run errands and perform your daily routine. Not having a license is a tremendous burden, making it impossible to get to work or run a family. As much as you might want to risk it, so you can go to a work meeting or go to the grocery store, the penalties for driving under a suspended license are not worth it.
Many times, drivers do not know the reason their License Is Suspended. There are a number of reasons your license could have been suspended. Missing a payment to the Court, a prior Court judgment, old tickets, or even a ticket being issued to you in error all are possible reasons your license could be suspended.
Should I Keep Driving Once I Know My License Is Suspended?
No! The first thing you need to do once you know your license is suspended is learn why it was suspended. Continuing to drive while your license is suspended will lead to escalating penalties. Each time you’re found guilty on driving while suspended license, PennDOT will add another year of suspension to your driving record. There are some people who receive multiple driving under suspension Tickets and learn years later that their license is suspended for years, if not decades.
It gets worse, however. Once you get your sixth Driving While Suspended, you can be sentenced to 60 days in jail by a judge.
Get a Lawyer to Help You Today
If you are stopped for driving while suspended, obtain professional help. It can be hard, if not impossible, to undo the tickets you received in the past on your own. The attorneys at The Law Office of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have decades of experience handling these types of cases. So, whether you have a small license issue or bigger issues, call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.