Q: Charged w/ 2nd off. driving while suspended but I never have been cited or charged w/ a 1st offense..what should I do?
I was cited for driving on a suspended license - 2nd offense after another driver side swiped me. I wasn’t aware my license was suspended, the accident occurred in June 2018 and RI says they suspended it back in April 2016 stemming from a FTA for a traffic ticket. I understand the suspension but have never been cited for any first offenses. I was pulled over in...maybe Sept 2017 for speeding and the officer let me go with a warning, no mention of any suspension during the stop, either active or otherwise. I’ve tried calling the DMV however they say a notice was mailed and there was no note of it being returned, which she says would be noted. How can I go about obtaining a copy of the alleged first offense ticket driving on suspended that was issued or more information about it? Is it something that I can argue I had no notification about and that I didn’t get a fair chance to fight it in court? What is my best course of action here? Thanks in advance!
A: Hire an attorney to muster your best defense and force the prosecution to produce their evidence.
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