3 Tips for a Driving on Suspended Charge

Brandon Waltrip Criminal Defense

Have you been charged recently with a driving on suspended license? Here are a few quick tips to help yourself, and help your attorney, get your charged reduced or dismissed altogether.


It is important to pay off any outstanding court cost or fines. If you have court costs or fines in multiple jurisdictions, or owe excessive amounts of fines and costs, you should contact the court and discuss entering into a payment plan. Under some circumstances this will allow you to get your license reinstated before the court date. If you are able to get all court costs and fines paid in full prior to their court date, many times this can result in a reduction in charge with a very low fine.


If you have paid up any court costs that were previously owed, you should be able to get your license re-instated through the DMV. There is typically a re-instatement fee that should be paid to the DMV. This again can help in having a charged reduced if not dismissed.


Drivers on the highways of the Commonwealth are pulled over all the time for remedial defects in their vehicles or registration; including a lapse in insurance coverage! These should be corrected prior to the trial date and can aid in having a charged reduced or dismissed.

Following these three quick tips can help your attorney navigate a charge of Driving on Suspended. Although not considered by many to be a very serious charge, these simple tips are important because multiple convictions for driving on suspended carries mandatory jail time. Again, doing these three things do not guarantee a reduction in charges or a dismissal but certainly will not hurt your case.

If you have any questions about a driving on suspended charge, or any other traffic matter, please call Brandon C. Waltrip, or one of the other attorneys at Collins | Waltrip, PC, and we can personally answer any questions you might have about your driving on suspended charges.