I was pulled over 1-31-18 because my license was suspended on 1-28 for not paying surcharge payment on time. Then I did not have insurance card with me. Officer called company and said they said I did not have current insurance. My car also had expired registration and overdue inspection.
On 2-1-18 the next day I acquired insurance and got it registered. I also paid my surcharge payment and restoration fee. I have NOT gotten the inspection done yet however. Anyway I got my car back the following day because they said it didn't clear yet when the station called before giving me release form for car. so I had it on 2-2-18.
I went to court tonight 2-13, and prosecutor asks me for insurance. My card says 2-1 which was next day of incident, and As it turns out I had already used a driving without insurance back in 2014- which I really do not recall as I was in a dark place at the time. so prosecutor and judge tonight told me I am facing up to 14 days in jail and up to 5000 dollars fine and 2 years loss of license.
I can not go to jail and I can not lose my license for two years. I am not sure what I can even do at this point- is there any light at the end of the tunnel??
You are in a very serious predicament. At this point you need a hire an attorney to determine if you have any defenses available.
There is little you can do by yourself in this situation. You need to hire an experienced traffic ticket attorney. There may be defenses to at least some of the charges. Get help.
It does sound like you have a defense to at least some of the charges which can help you stay out of jail. That being said defenses are only defenses and it is always better to be on the offense like in football and not the defense so you can win. A good lawyer like a good quarterback can try to switch the ball, but you just don't need a good lawyer you need some luck. Without both its curtains. You can pick the right lawyer unfortunately you cannot pick your luck. I know some lawyers like to say it is all about them, or justice is blind, but truthfully the judges are humans and when they have a bad day they can take it out on you, just like when they have a good day. Choose your lawyer wisely it is the variable you control. Most of us offer free in office consultations, that is generally the best place to start.
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Maybe an experienced criminal defense attorney is the ticket, what do you think. That may be your only shot to avoid the dire consequences.
Your first call should be to an attorney to discuss any possible defenses you may have.
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