On Friday, I was Uber driving and got pulled over for speeding which I was not. Upon looking up my information, I was arrested for a license suspension for a ticket I had already paid. The license was suspended on March 24, 2016. I have mail confirmation that my package with a money order enclosed for the ticket was delivered on the March 16, 2016. I also called the court office in which the ticket was issued and was told payment had been received and the issue was closed. Saturday I went to the post office where I got the money order and have them start a track of the money order for confirmation that it was paid.
I ended up spending 3 hours in jail before my roommate bailed me out and had to pay $160 to get my car which was tolled. I am going to the dmv tomorrow to get this clear up and my court date is 6/2/2016.
Not only has this cost me money from the tow expenses and the tickets (which was counted as my "bond") which totaled about $900 but also much future income as a Uber driver as I try to get this cleared up. What do I need to do?
You should consult with a criminal defense attorney and have that attorney clean up this mess for you.
Dr. Michael G. Sribnick, Esq. criminal defense attorney in Charleston, S.C.
Michael G. Sribnick, M.D., J.D., LLC
The answer to this question does not establish an attorney/client relationship nor does it constitute legal advice.
It seems you have all of the necessary paperwork to clear this up. Were you ever notified via postal mail about the suspension? You can either present your case to the judge yourself or hire an attorney to do it for you. If you do hire an attorney get your documentation to them well in advance of your court date so that it can be reviewed and he/she can determine if further information needs to be provided. The manner in which it is presented may determine the outcome so it is really up to you how you choose to handle the matter. I suggest that you hire an attorney to present your case for you to ensure the matter is resolved effectively.
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