Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license is a very serious offense, which can result from a number of unique situations. While in some cases a defendant simply chooses to drive without a license, there are other common situations, which can also lead to charges of driving without a license. Joyriding, driving after a license suspension or revocation, or driving on a restricted license are all similar offenses, which can be grouped into this category, and all require an exceptional defense. No matter what type of driving without a license charge you are facing, our Clinton Township driver’s license lawyers are available now to start working with you. We are recognized as a leader in criminal defense, and have the skill and experience necessary to guide you to a great result in your case. Contact us now no matter how far along in the defense process you are. We are available to fight for you during investigation, trial, or even throughout a driver’s license restoration case.
Trial attorney Scott Grabel has been committed to defending Michigan’s accused for over a decade, and along with the rest of our talented team, will deliver exceptional defense as you battle back against driving without a license accusations. Our 24/7-defense approach demonstrates our dedication to always being available to answer clients’ questions and help alleviate some of the stress that can result from the unknowns of the legal process. We will do everything we can to not only help you achieve the best case result, but to help you have the best possible experience as you go through the steps you need to take to earn that result.
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According to Michigan law, anyone who drives without a license, after their license has expired or been suspended, whose application has been denied, or who has never applied for a driver’s license is guilty of a misdemeanor offense. In addition, anyone who knowingly allows their vehicle to be operated by a person who does not have a valid license can also face misdemeanor charges.
If you have past offenses on record, or if your driving without a license leads to property damage or injury, you can face much more serious charges and even possible felony conviction. It is crucial that anyone who has been accused of operating a vehicle without a license in Clinton contact an experienced attorney immediately. Our lawyers are available now to begin defending you in your misdemeanor or felony case.
If you are convicted of driving without a license in Clinton Township, you could be sentenced to jail time, fines, and other possible penalties, according to Michigan driver’s license law. For a first offense you could spend up to 93 days behind bars, and pay a fine of up to $500. If you already have a conviction on record, you could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Causing injury to another person while driving without a license could lead to felony conviction and a sentence of up to 5 years in prison along with a mandatory fine of as much as $5,000. Causing death while driving without a valid license can lead to up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
Vehicle immobilization, license sanctions, and other penalties can also result in any Clinton driving without a license case.
When a person is accused of operating a vehicle without a license, there are a number of different defenses, which can be successful, dependent on the specifics of the case. Additionally, there are certain sentencing options that can be pursued, and working with an attorney may help you stay out of jail and escape your case with a fine. Our lawyers will look at every option with you, and fight for a case dismissal, lighter charge or sentence, or other favorable result after consulting with you and analyzing your specific case. Contact us now to get started.
Our proven results show why clients statewide trust us to deliver great result in driving without a license cases. Contact our Clinton, MI law firm now at 1-800-342-7896 for a free case consultation 24/7, or contact our team online to get started.