I am 19 years old, and I was unaware that 2 traffic tickets within 24 months would lead to a suspension. When I received my second one (more than a year after the first), shouldn't the officer have said something or wrote on the ticket that I had to appear in court? I didn't find out I was suspended until I was pulled over for expired plates, literally 3 hours before my suspension would have been up (as I was told on the phone). I now have to go to court for driving on a suspended license.
Your license was likely suspended by DMV, not court, and it is likely automatic. So, no, you shouldn't have been told about it by the officer. Should've paid closer attention to those rules about getting tickets when you're a young driver they went over in Driver's Ed.
You may want to hire an attorney to contest the new charge.
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Not required to inform you of the law. In addition, after the first conviction the SOS sent you a warning letter regarding the consequences of a second one. You need to vacate the conviction and get supervision. The suspension will then go away.
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