Getting caught while driving with a suspended license is a criminal charge in the state of Tennessee. While it may seem like a minor thing, it will go on your criminal record if you are convicted and could have serious consequences over the rest of your life. If you have been charged with driving with a suspended license and would like to defend yourself against those charges, contact a defense attorney today.
Being caught while driving with a suspended license is usually the result of a routine traffic stop. You could get pulled over for speeding, failure to stop at a light, or any other moving violation. Also, law enforcement in Tennessee scans license plates regularly to gather information about the registered owners. If you are the owner of the vehicle and the scan shows that you have a suspended license, you will be pulled over.
The first offense for driving with a suspended license in Tennessee is a Class B misdemeanor. While this can carry up to six months in prison, the punishment is usually limited to fines for a first violation under normal circumstances.
The second offense against this law will be a Class A misdemeanor, and could mean jail time of up to one year. If an individual is convicted for a third time of driving with a suspended license, the Class A misdemeanor charge could come along with permanent revocation of driving privileges.
Keeping a suspended license charge off of your record is a good idea. Gregory P. Issacs is an experienced criminal defense attorney is the state of Tennessee and work hard to defend you. When you call us at 865-673-4953 you will receive a free initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.