A DUI conviction left a Sarasota resident with a suspended license and one-year probation. He was approved for a hardship license and made several attempts to obtain one, unfortunately, the DMV computers were shut down statewide. The following day the man had a family emergency and he made the choice to drive a short distance from his home. He was stopped by the police and cited for Driving While License Suspended or Revoked(DWLSR). As a result, he was charged with a Violation of Probation and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
RESULT: Two days after the DWLSR charge, our Client received a hardship license. Our Violation of Probation Defense Attorney obtained a letter from the DMV apologizing for the computer problems. Through intense negotiations with the State Attorney, the DWLSR charge was dismissed. We communicated extensively with our Client’s Probation Officer and successfully convinced the Court to withdraw the Violation of Probation Charge and warrant for arrest.