I got a speeding ticket in January that I was on a payment plan for. I got a letter stating I was late, to make a payment or my license would be suspended. I made a payment that Monday. I got pulled over about a week or two later to find out my license was suspended. That officer gave me a ticket for driving on a suspended license. I paid my tickets and the restoration fee through penndot and thought I was done. Turns out my license is suspended for a year. I want to appeal it because I am a stay at home mother of two children ages 18months and 3months and I drive my significant other to and from work as the also does not have a license for 5 years due to circumstances from before we were together. My license is our livelihood. Without viable transportation to and from work we have no income. Please any advice would help. Can I at least get the restoration fee back? We put off our rent and bills to pay my fines in total and now I'm at a complete loss.
You will need to file a Summary appeal to appeal to conviction. You must act quickly because the appeal must be filed within 30 days after the conviction.
After you explain to the officer and the DA what occurred, they may be willing to reduce your DUS charge to a Driving without a license charge which does not carry any additional suspension.
Unfortunately, you have done everything wrong here. You need to file an appeal immediately to the ticket you received for Driving Under Suspension. Assuming you had your license with you when you were stopped you should have a good defense to that ticket.
I highly recommend that you speak to an attorney ASAP. You may have other defense and may also be eligible for a work license.
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