A citation for Driving While License Suspended in Tennessee differs from a normal traffic citation, such as speeding, in that it is a criminal misdemeanor charge that can possibly carry substantial fines and jail time. Driving While License Suspended charges require an individual to go through booking and processing and a subsequent mandatory court date requiring your appearance in General Sessions Criminal Court.
Your license can be suspended for many reasons ranging from unpaid court fines, driving under the influence, certain alcohol offenses, failure to appear in court for certain traffic violations, leaving the scene of an accident or any number of other situations that occurred in your past.
Once your license has been suspended you must go through the process of reinstating your license and driving privileges. The Chiozza Law Firm can advise you of your options and provide you with the necessary legal advice on how to proceed with your reinstatement.
Driving While License Suspended Consequences
If you are found to be operating an automobile or motorcycle while your license is suspended you may be charged with a Class A or Class B misdemeanor. In general, a Class B misdemeanor carries a maximum of six months in jail and a $500 fine. A Class A misdemeanor carries a punishment up to 11 months and 29 days and a maximum $2500 fine.
As you can see, a conviction for Driving While License Suspended can cause serious problems with work or school, insurance and many other areas of your life. At The Chiozza Law Firm we have experienced Memphis attorneys who can provide you with legal advice on how navigate the legal process and minimize the problems a driving while license suspended charge can carry. Feel free to contact us through this form or call us at 901-526-9494 to explore your legal options.