Criminal Driving While Suspended

May 25, 2016

Class 1 misdemeanor criminal driving on a suspended license in 2012. Risk = up to 6 months jail, 3 years probation, $2,500 + surcharge. Client had failed to appear at many court hearings over the past 4 years. Affirmed and prepared for trial. On day of trial, obtained offer from the prosecution to drop the criminal charge 3 levels down to a civil traffic infraction with small fine and all failures to appear to be dismissed. No criminal conviction and a small fine. Result = criminal driving while suspended dropped to civil traffic ticket and failures to appear dismissed. No conviction on record. Criminal driving while suspended (plus failures to appear) dropped to civil traffic ticket