Driving On A Suspended, Revoked, Or Canceled License
Protecting Your Privilege To Drive in Arizona
Drivers operating motor vehicles on public highways, when their privilege to drive a motor vehicle is suspended, revoked or canceled, can face steep penalties. By hiring an experienced Arizona criminal defense lawyer to represent you, your chances of success in court– and in keeping your driving privileges– will be far greater.
The Arizona criminal defense attorneys here at Tait & Hall have several decades of combined experience in defending Arizona drivers throughout the state.
Consequences for Driving on a Suspended, Revoked, or Canceled License in Arizona
If your license was suspended due to failing to pay a civil penalty or because you failed to appear in court, it can be charged as a civil offense, for which you can only receive a fine.
However, if your license is suspended for any other reason, it is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail, three years of probation and fines.
In some cases, there may be an extension ordered for the period of the suspension. Usually this extension is no longer than one year from the date the person would otherwise apply for a new license.
If you have a commercial driver’s license and the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) receives a record of the conviction of a charge of driving a commercial motor vehicle while the person was disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle, the MVD will promptly extend the period of the disqualification for not more than one year, from the date the person would otherwise apply for a new commercial driver’s license.
If the MVD receives a record of the conviction of a person driving a motor vehicle while the person’s driver’s license privilege was cancelled, the department shall promptly suspend the person’s driver’s license privilege for a period of up to six months.
Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers
The lawyers at Tait & Hall can represent you when you face charges related to driving on a suspended, revoked or canceled drivers’ license. With decades of combined experience, we will fight to protect your rights and your privilege to drive.
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Call our Phoenix office at (480) 405-6767 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.