It is illegal to be driving with a suspended license, yet for some it is a necessity. Emergency or other circumstances could force you to drive a vehicle while your license is suspended or revoked. Other situations, like being charged with a DWI while driving with a suspended license only complicated your case, requiring immediate and expert attention.
NH criminal defense attorney, Ryan Russman provides thorough defense for each suspended license case he tackles. Not only does he investigate the facts surrounding the case, he delves in deeper, using scientific research, testimonials, and other relevant legal methods to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome.
What does Driving with a Suspended License mean?
According to the New Hampshire Statues the legal definition of driving with a suspended license includes the following:
CHAPTER 263 — DRIVERS' LICENSES
Section 263:64 Driving After Revocation or Suspension
I. No person shall drive a motor vehicle in this state while the person's driver's license or privilege to drive is suspended or revoked by action of the director or the justice of any court in this state, or competent authority in the out-of-state jurisdiction where the license was issued.
II. A person who drives a motor vehicle in this state while such person's license or driving privilege is suspended or revoked shall be guilty of violating this section regardless of whether such person has a license on the effective date of such suspension or revocation. Evidence that the notice of suspension or revocation was sent to the person's last known address as shown on the records of the division shall be prima facie evidence that the person was notified of the suspension or revocation.
III. A person who obtains or possesses an out-of-state license after such person's New Hampshire license or driving privilege has been revoked does not revive his or her driving privilege by having such out-of-state license, and such person shall be guilty of violating this section if he or she drives in the state while his or her New Hampshire license or driving privilege is suspended or revoked.
The law is clear on what constitutes driving with a suspended license, but the court decides the severity of penalty. After you have been caught driving with a suspended license, do not provide any information regarding your case to the authorities. All of your information could be used against your favor in court. As soon as possible, contact criminal defense lawyer Ryan Russman. Your prompt communication could change your penalty for driving with a suspended license. He may even be able to get all charges dropped.
The Penalty for Driving with a Suspended License
New Hampshire statutes are extensive when it comes to those caught driving with a suspended license. The statutes outline significant penalties, some of which include:
- Up to a $1,000 fine
- An increase in license suspension
- License revocation
- Time spent in jail
- A misdemeanor charge
- A Class B felony charge
Do you want to serve a penalty for driving with a suspended license, or do you want to walk out free without any marks against your record? The answer is obvious, but the legal process can get complicated. Habitual offenders, reckless driving charges, or even a DUI charge can extend the length and scope of your punishment. As a qualified and skilled criminal defense attorney, Russman handles all aspects of vehicle and driving related criminal law. Do you have a question about your case? He has the answer.
Give Yourself a Break – Call NH Criminal Defense Attorney Ryan Russman
It's easy to put your fears at rest when you trust a lawyer who is unsurpassed in criminal defense experience. While some firms concentrate on the quantity of the cases they handle, Russman focuses on the quality. He keeps his caseload small to take the time to investigate your case thoroughly. If you are still unsure, schedule a free consultation. He listens to your side of the story, providing you the attention you need to represent you quickly and efficiently.