Driving Without Privileges

Driving Without Privileges

J. E. Sutton & Associates will get your driving privileges reinstated as soon as possible. Depending upon your circumstances, we may be able to negotiate a reduction in your suspension period or even an amended charge that does not involved a suspension. If your driving privileges are necessary for employment, school, or family health needs, we will request restricted driving privileges for you.

Penalties for Driving Without Privileges

Our first priority is to persuade the prosecuting attorney to amend or dismiss your charge. Rest assured that we will use our experience and influence to negotiate the best possible resolution of your case.

If you ultimately decide to plead guilty, we automatically request authorization of a work detail program or an equivalent amount of community service rather than jail time.

A first violation is a Misdemeanor and the Court:

  • shall impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence for a period of not less than 2 days, and may impose not more than 6 months.
  • may impose a fine not to exceed $1000.
  • shall suspend driving privileges for an additional 6 months.

A second violation within 5 years is a Misdemeanor and the Court:
  • shall impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence for a period of not less than 20 days, and may impose not more than 1 year.
  • may impose a fine not to exceed $1,000.
  • shall suspend driving privileges for an additional 1 year, during the first 30 days of which time there will be absolutely no driving privileges of any kind.

A third violation within 5 years is a Misdemeanor and the Court:
  • shall impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence for a mandatory minimum period of not less than 30 days, and may impose not more than 1 year.
  • may impose a fine not to exceed $3,000.
  • shall suspend driving privileges for an additional 2 years, during the first 90 days of which there will be absolutely no driving privileges.