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Driving with a Suspended License Charge reduced to No License in Possession in Fairfax County

September 2023

Client was stopped and cited for Driving on a Suspended License.  She had sustained a DWI conviction many years ago and had never reinstated her license with the DMV even though she was eligible.  She had been able to get around just fine so never needed to drive until recently.  The issue here is driving on a suspended license because of a DWI is considered an aggravating factor.  

In these types of cases we always recommend our clients get reinstated and validly licensed before their court date.  This way we can show the court that our client now has a valid driver's license.  We also had our client take a driver improvement course before court for added mitigation simply to show good faith.

Because our client had complied and gotten her license the driving on a suspended license charge was reduced to driving without a license in possession.  This amended charge is likened to simply driving while validly licensed but that the person didn't have their license on them at the time (e.g. left their license at home).  It is also an infraction and not a misdemeanor.  And since she's gone through the steps of getting her driver's license back she doesn't need to worry about driving and can carry on with her life.

Practice area(s): Speeding / Traffic Ticket

Court: Fairfax County General District Court

Jeremy S. Letnick

Jeremy Letnick is in the courtroom daily. Raised by both an attorney and a Fairfax County Police Officer, Mr. Letnick has been exposed to the intricate workings of both sides of the legal system his entire life.  His focus is criminal law and traffic law.  As result, he has the distinction of regularly appearing in the courts of Northern Virginia and consistently appears in front of the Judges and routinely works with the Prosecutors and Police Officers.  He has handled thousands of cases ranging from simple speeding tickets to robbery and manslaughter charges.  Mr. Letnick's ultimate goal is to make the client's court experience as stress-free as possible while pursuing the client's objectives.  Mr. Letnick is a second-degree black belt and takes the respectful position that everyone should stand up for themselves in Court and in life. George Mason University, B.A. 2004Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, J.D. 2008Certificate of Merit “Book Award”:Trial SkillsAlternative Dispute ResolutionForensic ScienceFairfax Bar AssociationPrince William Bar Association

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