Police stopped the Defendant’s vehicle for a defaced tag and illegally tinted windows. During the stop, the officer discovered that the Defendant’s driver’s license was suspended as a result of delinquent child support payments. The Defendant was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended (DWLSR). At the time of arrest our Client was on probation for Burglary of a Dwelling, Grand Theft and Habitual Driving on a Suspended License. A warrant was issued for his arrest on two felony charges of Violation of Probation (VOP). If convicted on the Violation of Probation (VOP) charges, the Client was facing a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
RESULT: The Violation of Probation Defense Attorney was able to formulate a strong defense on behalf of our Client. The Defense Attorney argued that our Client was unaware that his driver’s license was suspended and therefore, the State had not met its burden of proof, in that the Client’s action was not a willful and intentional violation of his probation. As a result of his persuasive argument, the Judge found our client NOT GUILTY.