Lexington, KY asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky

Q: Last Thursday I was pulled over for expired tags on my husband's van. Then the cop said my license was suspended.

The cop wrote a warning and told me to park the van. I went back to park the van but there was no place to park. There was an adjacent lot and one space which I attempted to park in.He pulled me over and arrested me while he was screaming at me. I called to find out the problem but the DL says they were expired Not suspended. They said it was about taxes for a company I transferred over 12 yrs ago. They said the taxes were paid. I never paid them because the company was bankrupt. I sold the company and transferred the company within 8 months. Now they say no problem, I have a license it's just expired but the cop said it was suspended.Have you ever dealt with such drama from this Kentucky government before? I don't know what to do cause no one seems to know or agree with why my license is no longer valid. Why am I charged with driving on suspended when my license are expired?

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Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
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A: In the state of Kentucky there are multiple reasons a license can be suspended. Failure to appear in court, failure to pay court fines, failure to pay child support etc. There may be something old that has your license suspended but if the Kentucky department of transportation says it is active that’s usually the deciding body. If you have a citation and you have been charged with these traffic offenses I would simply tell your attorney what is going on and let them discuss it with the prosecutor and try to resolve your cases with a minimal fine or even a dismissal.

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