It is understandable why one would attempt to continue driving while their license is under suspension (DUS). For many, it is simply not possible to maintain or obtain employment without driving. However, this choice can have a harmful impact on your future. A DUS charge can be expensive and may even result in a longer period of suspension. If you or a loved one has been charged for driving with a suspended license then it is important that you retain counsel right away. An experienced attorney will ensure that your rights are protected and may be able to negotiate on your behalf. Omar Abdelghany is a Panama City criminal defense lawyer handling such matters. Contact us today if you need assistance.
Attorney handling DUS or driving with a suspended license cases in Panama City, Florida
The state of Florida typically classifies driving with a suspended license as a misdemeanor. The penalties for this offense may include 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500. However, if this is your second offense, you may be facing a sentence of up to one year in jail. Additional incidents may result in felony charges. Felony DUS may result in a prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $5,000. Further, if you receive three offenses within a five-year period, you may be considered a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO). One who obtains HTO status will have to wait a full year before applying to have their license reinstated. This is in addition to facing increased insurance premiums and additional problems.
Omar Abdelghany is a Panama City criminal defense attorney. Once retained he will obtain any police reports and other information which the prosecution is required to provide under the Brady decision. If the evidence shows that law enforcement stopped you without having probable cause of criminal activity then it may be possible to have the charges dismissed. If this is a possibility then Omar will file all appropriate Motions with the Court. If obtaining a dismissal is not possible then our office will work to gain the best possible resolution on your behalf. We understand the serious impact that a criminal conviction can have on your future. Our lawyer is ready to assist you.
Panama City lawyer providing quality representation to those charged with a DUS offense
Omar will personally handle all of the details of your case. Panama City residents charged with driving with a suspended license are likely already stressed about a possible conviction and problems related to transportation. The last thing you should be worried about is if you’ll be able to get in touch with your lawyer. Omar promptly responds to all messages and phone calls throughout the course of your attorney-client relationship. He will keep you updated on the status of your case and work tirelessly at crafting your defense. If you or a loved one has been charged with driving with a suspended license (DUS) then contact our office today.
Omar also serves clients in the Bay County cities of Callaway, Lynn Haven, and Panama City Beach as well as Calhoun County residents in Blountstown, Holmes County residents in Bonifay, Gulf County residents in Port St. Joe, Okaloosa County residents in Destin, Jackson County residents in Marianna, and Washington County residents in Chipley. He is also licensed to practice in federal court before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.