Clackamas County Driving While Suspended Attorney
Driving while suspended is a criminal allegation that is commonly seen in Clackamas County, as well as most county courts around the state. Many people charged with this crime think that it is a done deal, and do not bother to consult with or hire an attorney to help them. This is a mistake. Although driving while suspended charges are tough to win at trial, there are many ways that these charges can be fought.
Driving while suspended is commonly fought through tough negotiation tactics and zealous advocacy, as there are very few defenses to these allegations (necessity, notice, and a few others). The first step in a driving while suspended matter is to meet with an attorney, get your defense lined up, and make a plan for how to proceed.
For example, an attorney can meet with you and review your entire history to determine if the suspension is valid or not, and determine whether there is an issue with the reason you were pulled over. Further, an attorney can assist you in gathering mitigating information that a prosecutor will want to see to determine how much leniency to give. Many times a charge of driving while suspended can get reduced (from a felony to a misdemeanor, or from a misdemeanor to a violation) through proper representation.
Hiring an attorney that knows how to approach a driving while suspended case is important. Many times (in Clackamas County) a person is just as likely to be required to appear in a municipal court. If this happens, it is generally a good thing, as municipal courts will be a little more lenient compared to state courts.
We deal with many different kinds of criminal allegations, contact us today for help with your Clackamas County driving while suspended matter.