Suspended Driver's License Attorneys in Northwest Arkansas
Can You Go to Jail for Suspended License?
If you are facing a charge for driving with a suspended license, you could end up serving up to six months in jail and pay a large fine (plus court costs). If you need experienced legal help, Attorney Doug Norwood and his team are here to provide high-quality legal assistance. He has helped more than 35,000 clients charged with various crimes, including thousands facing driving on a suspended driver's license charges get their cases dismissed, help them be found not guilty, and reduce the penalties they face. He has experience as a former prosecutor, plus 30 years of criminal defense experience and a team which also includes former prosecutors with nearly 100 years of collective experience. That is why we have hundreds of 5 star reviews and the people of Northwest Arkansas have voted us Best of NWA Criminal Lawyer, NWA Democrat-Gazette.
Our legal team can potentially help you:
- Get your charges dismissed
- Keep you out of jail
- Achieve a not guilty verdict
- Reduce the fines, charges, or penalties you face
- Avoid a criminal record
- Figure out steps to get your license reinstated
If you are facing charges for this type of offense, Norwood & Norwood, P.A. is here to help. Our Northwest Arkansas suspended driver's license lawyers have great results in thousands of driving of a suspended driver's license cases. When you make a free visit to our office, you will learn about our reasonable fees, affordable payment plans that include a low down payment. The truth is that most of our clients don’t serve any jail or prison time.
Whether its a criminal court hearing or a DMV hearing, we advise our clients to plead “NOT guilty.” If you plead guilty, the judge will sentence you to every charge, which may include the maximum penalties. When you plead “NOT guilty,” our legal team has a chance to build a strong and aggressive case on your behalf to help you avoid serious penalties.
Small Sample of Some of Our Suspended License Case Results
- NOT GUILTY: Drive on Suspended DL (State v V.D.)
- DISMISSED: Drive on Suspended DL (State v T.S.)
- DISMISSED: Drive on Suspended DL (State v J.R.)
- NOT GUILTY: Drive on Suspended DL (State v A.A)
- DISMISSED: Drive on Suspended DL (State v R.N.)
- DISMISSED: Drive on Suspended DL (State v A.M.)
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Contact us online or call (479) 235-4600 now for trustworthy legal advice and aggressive counsel with our Northwest Arkansas suspended driver's license attorneys. We have offices in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale.
Consequences of Driving on Suspended License Arkansas
There are several reasons that an individual may have their driver’s license suspended or revoked. Common reasons for suspension include alcohol-related offenses, violation of insurance laws, and excessive traffic violations.
If you have a suspended driver’s license, it means that your license is temporarily out of service. If an officer pulls you over and discovers that your license is suspended, you will be charged with driving on a suspended license. In Arkansas, this is a misdemeanor offense that carries several potential penalties.
Penalties if your driver's license was suspended for a DWI:
- Up to a $1,000 fine, plus court costs
- A minimum of 10 days in jail
- A maximum of 90 days in jail
- An extended period of suspension or revocation
Penalties if NOT a driver's license suspension for a DWI may include:
- Fine of $500, plus court costs
- A minimum of two days in jail
- A maximum of six months in jail
Things We Look at to Help Us Potentially Beat Your Charges
There is a range of potential defenses that we may be able to use to get your charges dismissed. One is whether the letter of suspension was sent to the wrong address or the court failed to notify the individual that his license was suspended.
Another potential defense in these types of cases is that the suspension itself was invalid. For example, your license was suspended for failing to pay a traffic ticket, but you actually did pay it.
We also look into the officer’s reason for stopping you. If the officer did not have probable cause to stop you, we can bring a motion to exclude the evidence being brought against you for driving on a suspended license.
Requesting a Restricted License in NWA
Depending on the circumstances of your driver’s license suspension, you may be able to obtain a restricted driver’s license. A restricted or temporary license allows individuals to drive to and from designated locations, such as school or work. It also enables certain people to drive a vehicle that has an ignition interlock device installed.
Reinstating Your Driver’s License
After completing your suspension period, you will normally need to take action to get your license back. The specific reinstatement requirements vary depending on the reason for the suspension.
Some steps you may need to take to reinstate your driver’s license:
- Satisfying all court requirements
- Paying reinstatement fees
- Submitting any clearance documents
- Passing the driving skills and knowledge test
- Completing an alcohol education or treatment program
We Can Help – Get in Touch Now
At Norwood & Norwood, P.A., our Northwest Arkansas suspended driver's license lawyers have nearly 100 years of combined experience handling suspended license issues. When you come in for your free office visit, we can review your situation and help you with how to move forward with the defense of your case.
“ALL MY CHARGES WERE DROPPED and the services provided by these incredible lawyers were phenomenal!”- Savannah
“They did a magnificent job and KEPT ME OUT OF JAIL!”- Victor
“Norwood is the king of great results. I was in a lot of trouble and Norwood got my charges dismissed and I didn’t even have to pay any more money. No court. No jail. No more money. No record.”- Caiden
“This is one awesome lawyer! I have used his services a few times and he is simply the best. He has all kinds of awards and is known for some historcal cases won in court. If you want the best ask for Doug.”- Lance
“I have used Doug Norwood for three different cases over the years. He has always done an outstanding job. His fees and payment plans have always been wonderful and he and his entire staff treated me with friendliness and kindness.”- Ed
“Doug Norwood absolutely is a fabulous lawyer. I got unfairly charged by a police officer and Doug said he would make sure he would get me justice. Boy did he. He got my charge dismissed. His fee was very reasonable and I couldn't be happier.”- Earl
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“I had a great experience and an amazing result with the Team at Norwood and Norwood. They were always compassionate, honest and professional. They were also excellent communicators, always keeping me informed of the process and next steps. Thank you!”- Mr. O'Connell