Written by attorney Jeffery Michael Haupt

Your First Indiana Driving While Suspended Offense

Driving While Suspended can lead to some serious problems. For instance, having multiple convictions for driving while suspended can lead to a lifetime suspension or even felony charges. While those are extreme end scenarios for people with multiple driving offenses, what about the person with the first driving while suspended charge.

Under Indiana law, the first driving while suspended charge you will receive is considered a Class A infraction. This is not a major offense and cannot lead to jail time, but it can lead to potential problems down the road if not addressed properly. First, you should hire an attorney that can first determine why your license is suspended. This may be the result of an unpaid traffic ticket or another reason that can usually be remedied with payment or in some cases with negotiations with the prosecutor’s office.

If you are able to rid your record of the prior offense that caused your license to be suspended you may have more room to work with the prosecutor to keep from the driving while suspended infraction from becoming a conviction. As previously stated, repeat driving while suspended convictions can lead to more problems down the road. It is best to get this taken care of with an attorney that is familiar with traffic issues in your jurisdiction.

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