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Driving on a Suspended License

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Driving on a Suspended License

If you are pulled over, and found to be operating a motor vehicle while your driver’s license is suspended, then you could face extremely harsh penalties. A first offense can result in up to 30 days in jail and a $300 fine, and a second offense can result in up to 60 days in jail and up to a $600 fine. If you are charged with a third or subsequent offense of driving with a suspended license, then you could face up to $1,000 in fines and up to six months in jail. There are many various reasons why your license may be suspended.

South Carolina has a point system that determines license suspension. If you accumulate six points, then the DMV will notify you of the consequences of license suspension, and request you to drive more carefully. If you accumulate 12 or more points, then your driver’s license will be suspended, and the DMV will notify you of this. One year after the offense that incurred points against your license, the points will be cut in half, and after two years, the points will be removed altogether. There are many cases where you license may be suspended and you may be completely unaware due to a failure to read the notice provided by the DMV.

Past President of the Lexington County Bar

If you are facing a DUI charge, then your license could be suspended. It is important that you have skilled representation on your side that can provide you with the assistance that you need in order to effectively pursue your goals and desires for your future. I have years of experience in handling various DUI cases, and you can count on me to stand by you throughout the duration of your case. Contact the firm today to discuss your situation, and to begin the process of retaining the skilled representation that you need in your situation.