Repeated offenses like speeding or more serious offenses such as DUI’s can add points to your license, or worse, lead to a suspension of your driving privileges altogether.
Here are several ways to make sure that your license remains where it belongs, in your possession.
- First, it’s important to provide your state government with your correct mailing address. The authorities must give notice when suspending your license. That notice is sent to the address on file that you provided when you last renewed or tested for your license. You don’t want your notice of suspension to come from an officer pulling you over. This leads to additional expenses such as towing and impound fees, not to mention possibly spending the evening in jail.
- Do not drive on a suspended license. This should be an easy one, but so many people take the risk of driving when their license is already suspended. You will only make your situation worse. Avoid additional suspension or jail time and costs by using public transportation or ride share applications such as UBER or LYFT. It will save you money, time and headaches down the road. It also keeps your license suspension time to a minimum.
- Contact an attorney who has experience in this field. While you are spinning your wheels searching and attempting to learn all about the law overnight, an experienced attorney can save you time, money, and headaches. Unless it’s been a lifelong dream of yours to study law, consult an attorney. They will give you a consult without any requirement of payment.
Should you lose your license, you may apply for a restricted driver’s license. Hiring an experienced Pennsylvania attorney like our traffic lawyers at Applebaum & Associates will help you understand the legal issues involved in your case and let you know what they can do to help your specific needs.
Three Ways to Avoid a License Suspension
Even if you are arrested and charged, there is still hope. An experienced criminal defense attorney in Pennsylvania, like Michael Applebaum, can help you aggressively combat charges, and many will provide a free initial consultation. Investing in your own legal representation may help you avoid thousands of dollars in fines, as well as possible felony convictions and state prison time, depending on the severity of the charge.