Q: I was just stopped for my seventh driving without a license in Pennsylvania which is code 6503 my last defense was in
2012 says operated vehicle without valid driver's license is subsequent events within seven years section 6503 applies she driving like it my last offense happened in 2012
A: If this is your 7th conviction for driving on a suspended license, there is mandatory jail time associated with this of 30 days to up to 6 months. If the license was suspended for a dui, the jail time is substantially longer. You should retain an experienced traffic defense attorney asap to assist as there may be ways to work out the citation so that there is not mandatory jail time. Good luck!
I agree with Mr. Klein and would note with that many, the Judge will feel you aren't getting the message and will reach for the Judicial 2x4. You don't want that. I've seen people end up with jail time and 22 year suspensions! Get an attorney who handles license matters in the Court where you have to appear. Cut your costs by doing some of the work. Get a printout from Penndot of your entire license history, from as far back as they will give it to you. Go the the last 3 courts where you were convicted or sentenced, and make a copy of their paperwork.
(or you can pay the attorney per hour for doing that work--your choice).
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