I was pulled over about a block from my house. The cop took my license and when he came back he informed me that my license was revoked. I had know idea. This was in august apparently it was revoked back in June. What are my chances if I plea not guilty vs a guilty plea. This attorney That took my case hasn’t even tried to talk to me and listen to what I had to say. Instead I received a petition saying I am entering a guilty plea. I don’t want to plea guilty because of there lack of informing me I couldn’t drive. I feel it is not fair for them to not let me know I couldn’t drive. I wouldn’t have been driving. I have had my share of stupid decisions. I don’t like getting into trouble. I asked the local police officer if I would get into trouble if I moved my car in my driveway, I’m sure he laughed at me but I wasn’t going to chance it. Anyway enough babbling what should I do?
The DMV mails revocation notices to your last known address. If you move and don’t change your information with the DMV, you will never get any notices. All the state has to do is show up in court with a certified copy of the mailing, and you lose
Usually this happens when people move. Then DPS (Dept. of Public Safety) mails out a notice of revocation (or suspension or cancellation) of a DL , and the driver never gets it bec s/he has moved and didn't notify DPS of the new address. So, have you moved in the last few mos. You need to go to your local DPS /DL station and/or deputy registrar and get a certified copy of your DL and figure out why you were revoked so you can fix the problem so you don't get more tickets in the future. The atty. probably filled out the guilty plea Petn. because s/he knows that the DPS can prove they sent the Revo. Notice to your last address on file, so they can prove you had notice , they only reason you didn't get the notice if bec you didn't update the address properly.
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