Going to Court for Driving on a Suspended License

If your license has been suspended, then more than likely you will need to go to court. When going to court for driving suspended license, it is important to bring all of your paperwork with you. Depending on the state in which you live in, you may have to pay a fine to the department of motor vehicles in order to have your license re-instated.

Driving Suspended License

In general, the most common reason why a person has their license suspended is due to not appearing in court for a traffic violation. Prior to going to court, it may be easier to see if you can remedy the situation by paying a fine or calling up the courts. Most of the time there is a stipulated deadline that offenders need to meet prior to the scheduled court date. Should you miss that deadline then you have no other choice but to go to court. (See also can license be suspended for failure to appear in court).

Once you attend your traffic court hearing, more than likely you will not be alone. Many states have a tendency of scheduling traffic offenders simultaneously on a certain day. For example:

  • Your court date my note that you will be heard before the judge at 8:00 a.m.
  • However, when you get there, you can expect to see twenty or more people in attendance as well.
  • Usually, when you go for your court date, you will be seated in the courtroom and wait for your name to be called.
  • Once the judge calls your name you will need to walk up to the front of the courtroom and speak with the judge.
  • The judge will tell you the charges of what you are being accused of, and will ask how do you plead.
  • You will then need to answer guilty or not guilty.
  • Whatever you plead, you need to be honest, because the police officer who gave the you the traffic ticket will be there.
  • If you plead guilty the judge will more than likely give you a lesser fine than the initial fine that may have been listed on your paperwork. However, if you plead not guilty, you may need to provide proof that you are not guilty of the charge.

Getting Help

If you need to go to court for driving on a suspended license then you should contact the police jurisdiction that you received the traffic ticket in or you can contact the court in which you are scheduled to appear to see what your options are. You should also speak with an attorney experienced in traffic violations, as he or she can assist you in determining what your options are for reducing the charges or for getting your license back.

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