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Misdemeanor for Allowing Unlicensed Husband to Drive Reduced

By |2023-12-07T10:52:20-05:00December 7th, 2023|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , |

My client is married and owns a car. Her husband’s driver’s license has been suspended for years, yet he continued to drive. She knew about it, but he needed to get to and from work, so he took her car. She had no idea that it was a crime to let him drive her car.

In any event, he was followed home by the Largo Police and stopped. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license. When they asked her about it, she admitted that she knew his license was suspended. So, the police issued her a citation for a misdemeanor. The charge was permitting an unlicensed person to drive.

The Case:
She was clearly upset because she had never been in trouble before and had no idea that by allowing her husband to drive, she could be charged with a misdemeanor.

She hired me and I had seen this same case many times before. I had her take a Victim Impact Panel, which is an online class sponsored by MADD.

I then contacted the prosecutor, explained the circumstances, and asked for an amendment of the charge.

The Result:
The misdemeanor charge was amended to a civil infraction called License Not Carried. She had to pay a fine of $166. She will not have any criminal record or points on her license.

Sean McQuaid