If you were driving while on the suspended list after being suspended for DWI you are facing serious consequences that can include large fines and jail. If this is a third offense, the penalties are even harsher. Call a lawyer.
It is necessary to review discovery in the incident, your history and your current facts in order to determine what your best course of action is. The penalties are great so an attorney is essential.
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If you want to know whether an attorney can do something for you, then what you need to do is contact one to schedule a consultation with them in their office to discuss your case in private. Careless driving is a 2 point ticket. Driving while suspended carries with it severe consequences if you are convicted, including the possibility of going to jail, further suspension of your driving privileges and heavy fines. Your best option is to consult with an attorney before you are scheduled to appear in Municipal Court for further guidance. The consequences you are facing are too severe for you to go at this alone. Good luck with your case.
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The 3-40 driving suspended is by far the most serious. The consumption ticket is just a fine and the careless 2 points that likely can be reduced or dismissed. The 3-40 is suspension and high fines then $250/year surcharge for three years. There are enhancing facts to a 3-40, multiple convictions, suspended for DWI or no insurance. At least speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney before deciding on a course of action.