Driving While License Suspended
The state of Nevada relies heavily on its public highway and road system. Millions of cars drive on these roads every day to accomplish many different tasks. With such a strong necessity for intrastate travel, an individual who has his or her license suspended is in a very tough position.
A license suspension could derail your ability to take care of your responsibilities and can have effects in areas you would not have thought. It truly is one of those situations where you do not realize the value of something until it is gone. To add to the already difficult issues, if you are caught driving without a valid license, you may be looking at time in jail along with hefty fines.
Considering the severity of the issue, if you have been charged with driving while license suspended in Las Vegas or Clark County, you should immediately find a qualified and capable Nevada traffic violations attorney who can effectively represent you.
Las Vegas Driving While License Suspended Attorney
Your defense should start immediately for those found driving with a suspended license. The Law Office of Joel M. Mann is a full-service firm that caters specifically to those accused of various crimes, including traffic offenses, and will use their prior years of experience to develop a defense strategy to put you in the best possible position.
Acting as both an advisor and attorney, Joel Mann is focused on providing comprehensive representation that not only allows him to argue on your behalf in court, but also to provide straightforward and transparent information on the process itself. Understanding where you stand and what your options make the situation easier for clients. Feeling lost and uninformed can produce a sense of powerlessness that can hurt your ability to approach this situation with a clear mind. Joel will take every opportunity to make certain that you know exactly what is going on and what he is doing to help this difficult situation.
Joel Mann handles every aspect of your case, from gathering evidence to interviewing witnesses, allowing him to make informed decisions while also enabling you to focus on picking up the pieces and moving forward with your life. His proactive approach helps identify relevant issues and seek out important facts while developing a strong comprehension of the big picture. Being detail-oriented and aggressive in his defense has given Joel the ability to go on the offensive and hold law enforcement accountable for their actions.
The firm has a primary office in Law Vegas, with the representation extending to individuals and families throughout Clark County Nevada. This includes the cities of North Law Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin, Paradise and Spring Valley, among many others.
If you would like to go over the specifics of you suspended license case, Joel Mann offers free and confidential initial consultations. To schedule a time to meet with Joel, please call (702) 474-6266 or send an online message today.
Reasons for License Suspension in Nevada
There are many factors that contribute to an individual's losing their driving privileges in the state of Nevada. Some of the most common include:
- A DUI conviction.
- Failure to appear in court.
- Inadequate insurance (particularly when in an accident).
- Failure to pay domestic support obligations.
- Twelve points on your driving record within the past year.
- Firearm offense conviction.
- Possession of alcohol or drugs (minors only).
Many times a person’s suspension had ended but their license is still in suspension according to the DMV. The reason being is that DMV does not automatically reinstate your license. A person must go to the DMV and reinstate their license. Without going to the DMV your license stays in suspension. Many people do not realize this detail and are driving with a license they thing is no longer suspended.
Driving While License Suspended under Nevada Law
According to NRS §483.560, any person who drives a motor vehicle on a highway or on premises to which the public has access at a time when the person's driver's license has been canceled, revoked or suspended is guilty of the offense of driving on a suspended license.
If a person is alleged to have been driving on a suspended license in Nevada, they will be charged with a misdemeanor. If convicted of driving on a suspended license, the defendant may be sentenced with:
- Mandatory 30 days in jail if the suspension was for a DUI;
- Up to 6 months (180 days) in jail;
- Fines of up to $1,000; and / or
- Extended term for license suspension, or possible revocation.
If the license was suspended due to a Nevada driving under the influence conviction, there are additional sanctions. In such a case, an individual will be sentenced to either a 30-day jail sentence or 60 days of home confinement.
Administrative License Hearing
An administrative license suspension is the default result of certain traffic charges (mainly DUIs) if you do not act to have you suspension stayed. Although you will have to deal with the criminal side of your charges separately, Nevada does allow the offender to contest their suspension at a DMV hearing. All businesses and individuals regulated by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles have the right to appeal most of the administrative sanctions imposed.
The DMV offers what is called an "administrative hearing" where you can present your case in a trial-like setting, and your attorney can present evidence and interview witnesses. If successful, you can get your license reinstated. As opposed to a criminal court, this 'Administrative Court' oversees government agencies and is tasked with ensuring the public's right to appeal actions taken under agency regulations.
This hearing is similar to a criminal or civil court in the fact that the judge is required to be independent, impartial and fair, you can represent yourself or have an attorney represent you, and the judge's decision is final and binding, subject to appeal only in District Court or the Nevada Supreme Court.
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Clark County Suspended License Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been charged with driving on a suspended license in Nevada, Joel Mann can help you fight the charges and get you back on the road. He understands the necessity of a valid driver's license in a society that is wholly reliant on motor vehicle travel and will use his extensive legal knowledge to find if there are avenues with which to contest your suspension and seek a favorable outcome.
For instance, a license suspension charge might be brought about by miscommunication, with the state failing to notify you of the sanction. This is just one of many ways that Joel Mann may be able to argue on your behalf in court. A dynamic mindset allows him to cover all areas of the case in order to find solutions to your legal problems.
The Law Office of Joel M. Mann caters to individuals and families throughout Clark County who are dealing with a Nevada license suspension charge and want capable legal counsel. This includes residents of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin, Paradise and Spring Valley, among many others.
The firm also offers free and confidential initial consultations for all its clients. At this meeting, you will be able to sit down with Joel, go over the specifics of your pending case, and discuss possible solutions. To schedule a time with Joel, call (702) 474-6266 or send an online message right now.