I made a right turn on a second lane going into picking up twins from school. Crossing guard put cones ( where school have access to special needs pre k parents to turn into that lane) & he was stalling and talking to me to have cop show up. He told me to pass the cones, so I waited for the "car line" to pass and cop stopped me. He said r"right turn on wrong lane and didn't follow crossing g." I explained the situation to cop and he didn't care and saw my license. Disregarded the right turn and Gave me a court date in a few wks. For non valid id. I didn't know this is a "felony." I did change my license to fl last week. (I was going to that week anyhow). What are my possibilities? What will happen in court? How can I get away with charges/ fees, etc.
You can say whatever you want but there is a solid reason for Abe Lincoln's age old quote that "he who represents himself has a fool for a client". Please do not be that fool. My advise is firm: Hire a lawyer.
That said, anything is possible, what is probable is another story, and in either event your odds at a favorable outcome will exponentially increase with the assistance of a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer efforting on your behalf.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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Driving with No Valid License is a criminal offense. It works in your favor that you now have a valid Florida License. As to what will happen in court? There is no telling when someone represents themselves. You need to deal with the State Attorney and/or Judge, depending on what is going on.
Wishing you good luck.
This is a criminal case although probably not the most serious criminal case Most likely an attorney can handle this for you without you appearing in court. You should contact an attorney to discuss the details and the options.
You have already received some good responses. I would only add that it would not be a good idea for you (or your lawyer) to tell the court that you were too busy to follow the law. Good luck.
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Before you go to court, you must head over to the clerk of court and check to see if you can exercise what we call "The Clerk's Option". There's a loophole in the criminal laws pertaining to driving while license suspended that rewards folks who can get a license before their first court date. It doesn't always work, and some clerk's are unfamiliar with the law, but if they allow you exercise the option (because you have received your license back before your first court date), you won't be convicted of the crime--and you'll pay drastically reduced court costs (under $50? Whereas, criminal court costs can run $300-$400+).
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