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Driving While License is Suspended

There are many different factors that go into DWLS (Driving While License is Suspended) cases such as: Were you intentionally driving while your license was suspended? Is this your first offense? Did you cause serious bodily harm to someone? Etc. For some of these factors it could be the difference between a criminal or civil matter and these are a few of the reasons why each case is unique. Also, each time you are found guilty of a DWLS it will count as one of your three strikes to becoming a Habitual Traffic Offender, so be careful.

DWLS without Knowledge

If you are charged with driving while your license is suspended, revoked, cancelled or disqualified WITHOUT your knowledge it is a civil instead of a criminal matter. It is also important to remember that paying your DWLS ticket admits guilt.

-Court is NOT mandatory

-$164 fine in Orange County

-Driving School

-Court costs

-Points on your license

-Strike towards becoming an HTO

DWLS with Knowledge

Being charged with DWLS while you did have knowledge of your suspension is a criminal matter and you will be charged with a second degree misdemeanor. This is a more serious matter than a DWLS without knowledge and brings bigger penalties.

-Court will be mandatory  

-It will be on your criminal record

-Up to a $500 fine

-Classes and court costs

-Up to 60 days in jail or probation

-Strike towards becoming an HTO

DWLS with Knowledge 2nd Offense

If you are found guilty of Driving While License is Suspended a second time you will be charged with a first degree misdemeanor.

-Court will be mandatory

-It will be on your criminal record

-Up to a $1000 fine

-Up to 1 year in jail

-Strike towards becoming an HTO

DWLS with Knowledge 3rd Offense

If you are found guilty of a DWLS a third time, you will be charged with a felony to the third degree. If this was your third offense in 5 years, you will also be a Habitual Traffic Offender which brings an automatic 5 year revocation of your driver’s license.

-Court will be mandatory

-It will be on your criminal record

-Up to a $5000 fine

-Up to 5 years in jail or probation

-Strike towards becoming an HTO

DWLS Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death

If you were driving while your license was suspended and caused a fatality or serious bodily harm to another person you will be charged with a third degree felony. The state will most likely take this much more serious than other DWLS offenses and it’s very important to contact an attorney immediately.

-Court will be mandatory

-It will be on your criminal record

-Up to a $5000 fine

-Up to 5 years in jail or probation

-Strike towards becoming an HTO

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I would highly recommend Gans Law to any friends or family. As this was my first experience with a law firm, Brandon Gans was very helpful and informative on the steps I needed to take. He was professional, knowledgeable, and quick to respond to any questions or concerns, making the process much easier. I am pleased to say my case was successfully dismissed.

Monica

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