Providing Proper Defense After Driving With A Suspended License
Do not plead guilty to driving with a suspended or revoked license — the penalties in Missouri can be very harsh. Contact a lawyer at Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC. We will work within the system to:
- Address the underlying reason for revocation
- Minimize your fines
- Keep you out of jail
Whether the suspension or license revocation was originally due to DWI/DUI conviction, traffic violations, failure to pay child support, lack of insurance or another reason, you may now face re-revocation and fall into a vicious cycle, never getting your license back.
We Consider The Why And How Of Your Suspension
If, for example, the underlying reason for the revocation was delinquency in child support payments, we need to clear up this problem. The prosecutor has the authority to amend underlying charges. Prosecutors generally don’t want you to be without a license because they, too, realize that you are on a slippery slope and need to get off it.
Our firm has also served people in trouble due to a variety of reasons, including immigration violations and countless underlying grounds for revocation or suspension.
Penalties For Driving With A Suspended License
If you are found guilty of driving in Missouri while your license is suspended and this is your first related traffic offense, you could be charged with a class A misdemeanor. However, if this is a subsequent offense or you have prior alcohol-related offenses on your record, you could be charged with a class D felony that carries much steeper consequences.
It’s best to address traffic violations for driving with a suspended license sooner rather than later. It’s best to have a skilled criminal defense lawyer review your case and lay out your best options before matters escalate.
Let Us Help You Protect Your Driving Privileges
Learn more about the terms of your license suspension and how to get your driving privileges back by contacting Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, in Lee’s Summit. Call 816-347-1818 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation with a defense attorney at our firm. Appointments are available during regular business hours and evening appointments are available as needed.