Q: What's the possible outcome of me getting pulled over again?

Have class A misdemeanor for driving while suspended. Got pulled over again for no brake light. Drove because friend was sick & needed help to translate to English. I didn't get arrested. I got a ticket for court after made to exit vehicle. I was put on good behavior for the other one I had before this recent one. So am wondering what's the possible outcome & if I should worry about going to jail or just on probation.

1 Lawyer Answer
Aaron J. Harshman
Aaron J. Harshman
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Driving offenses can stack up quickly if one is not careful. Generally speaking, the progression moves from multiple driving while suspended as an infraction, to multiple driving while suspended as a misdemeanor, then being declared a Habitual Traffic Violator as a felony offense. Do whatever you can to get a valid license before this streak turns into a felony, please!

Contact an attorney local to you (either do web searches or contact the local bar association) and find someone that will help you understand what you need to do to get a valid license. Attempt to get all those steps done prior to resolving your current or next driving while suspended case. It is often the case that the prosecutor will offer something less than the standard conviction if you can get a valid license.

Good luck!

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