Probation violation for driving on a suspended license
Question: My drivers licenses is currently suspended and I was on probation for a 14601 and I just got another ticket for driving on a suspended license. I know I should not have been driving, but it was just a quick trip to the grocery store. For the most part I have not been driving since I was convicted, but I needed groceries and I needed to get some motrin for my son who has a fever.
I have read about a necessity defense. Is driving to get medication a good enough reason to avoid any issues? I am really nervous becauase I know the penalty for violating probation can be severe with lots of jail, and I don’t want to go to jail. Plus there is no one to watch my son if I go to jail. Is this something you can help with?
Answer: Yes, this is something that I can help with. I have been successful in mitigating consequences for people who have probation violations for 14601 driving on a suspended license as well as other convictions. Why was your license currently suspended? Based on a DUI conviction? unpaid traffic tickets? a failure to appear on traffic tickets? child support issue? Please confirm and that will help me assess your case further.
Also, what court was your conviction in, and what court is the new charge in? That can factor into things.
It is unlikely that going to the grocery store, even to get medicine, would meet the necessity defense requirement, but not totally out of the picture. One issue that will be brought up is, why didn’t you just call a cab (or something of that nature). These are issues that we can discuss in more detail when we speak.
Call me at 818-336-1384 to discuss further. In the meantime, there is more info that you may find helfpul here: 14601 driving on a suspended license
I look forward to speaking to you about your case.
Criminal Defense and DUI Law Office
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