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Driving on a Suspended License Attorney in Phoenix

A suspended or revoked driver's license can trigger life-altering negative consequences leading to fines, incarceration, and additional penalties. Your daily routine, including work and school, and your ability to secure insurance coverage, can also be negatively impacted. Handling your suspended or revoked license promptly is crucial, as neglecting to do so can accumulate additional, more severe charges, such as Aggravated DUI.

If you or a loved one has been cited with driving on a suspended license, it is important that you consult with a criminal defense attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced attorney who will provide an aggressive representation so that you can have the best chance to get your case resolved. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be. 

Reasons a License may be Suspended or Revoked in Arizona

The consequences for violating traffic laws can range from a temporary license suspension to permanent revocation, depending on the severity of the infraction. A license suspension temporarily revokes your driving privileges for a set period, while revocation permanently cancels them. Reasons for possible license suspension and revocation include the following:

  • Accumulating too many driving record points: The DMV can enforce a license suspension if you rack up eight points from traffic offenses or other reasons. However, taking Traffic Survival School may be an option to dodge the suspension, subject to specific conditions.

  • DUI: Arizona has strict laws against DUIs and considers any DUI offense a severe matter, regardless of its severity. DUIs can result in temporary or permanent loss of driving privileges, depending on the circumstances. The penalties for a DUI are determined based on the driver's blood alcohol content (BAC) level and other factors, with more severe charges resulting in harsher consequences. It's important to note that the legal limit for BAC is 0.08%.

  • Various Crimes in a Vehicle: In Arizona, multiple crimes can be committed while driving, such as reckless endangerment, evading police pursuit, injuring an on-duty officer, hit-and-run, and causing an accident with a minor present. Vehicular crimes are usually misdemeanors and carry license suspension as the typical penalty, while others may be considered felonies.

  • Failure to Appear in Court: Arizona, like many states, punishes those who miss a court appearance while on bail. The consequences vary depending on the original charge, such as additional charges or a license suspension for a DUI case.

  • Insurance Law Violation: Driving without insurance can result in license suspension in Arizona. Consequences for being pulled over or in an accident with an uninsured vehicle include license suspension, fines, and other penalties. AZ prohibits driving with insurance from out-of-state companies.

  • Being Medically Unfit to Drive: Drivers must be physically fit to drive safely on public roads. Certain medical conditions, such as mental disorders, epilepsy, alcohol/drug abuse, and poor eyesight, can result in license suspension.

  • Revocation of License: Arizona considers the following as severe offenses with a motor vehicle: DUI Drug offense, vehicular homicide/aggravated assault, theft of a motor vehicle, drive-by shooting, hit-and-run resulting in death/injury, lying under oath to the DMV, and repeat convictions for DUI, reckless driving, or street racing.
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Penalties for Driving on a Suspended License in Arizona

A conviction for driving on a suspended license may result in probation, jail time up to 6 months, and impoundment of the vehicle for 30 days. Repeat offenders often face jail time. If you are a repeat offender in Arizona, the judge will impose mandatory jail time and may include the following penalties:

  • At least five days of jail time for a second offense
  • At least 30 days of jail time for a third offense
  • At least 90 days of jail time for a fourth offense
  • At least six months in jail for a fifth or subsequent offense
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Contact A Driving on a Suspended License Attorney in Phoenix

If you or a loved one is charged with driving on a suspended license in Arizona, you need to seek legal representation from an attorney. You will have an experienced attorney who will provide expert and aggressive representation so that you can have the best chance of getting your case resolved. Our team at the Nava Law Firm is dedicated to helping and representing you.

‍Our firm primarily serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, and other locations around Arizona. If you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, AZ, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.


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