An out-of-towner was recently charged with a Class A misdemeanor for driving while suspended, and an infraction for following too closely. For the infraction, he faced a $500 fine. For the misdemeanor, however, he faced harsher penalties. The prospect of said penalties is what brought him to Hessler Law, PC.
The driving while suspended charge was essentially a clerical error. The prior driver’s license suspension was a mistake; the state had pulled the information of an individual that was not the client. Attorney Sean Hessler was able to show that the state had the wrong person. While his client was driving too closely to another vehicle, he was not driving with a suspended license. As a result, the criminal charge was dismissed, and the client only had to pay the $180 traffic court fine.
The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.