Wednesday, April 24, 2013
MN Driving After Cancellation - IPS (Explained)
Driving After Revocation, After Suspension and Cancellation - as Inimical to Public Safety are commonly charged crimes in Minnesota. All 3 of these crimes are commonly referred to as "driving without a [valid] license."
What happens to you in Minnesota if you plead guilty to DAR, DAS, or DAC?
A DAR or DAS is ALWAYS a misdemeanor, so the maximum penalty is 90 days in Jail and/or a $1000 fine. A DAC-IPS ticket is a Gross Misdemeanor, meaning the Maximum penalty for this charge is 1 year in Jail and/or a $3000 fine - or both. The thing you really need to worry about - in addition to possible jail and/or a fine is that if You plead guilty to, AND are convicted of, DAR, DAS OR DAC-IPS, you automatically lose your license FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS, EVEN IF you had gotten yourself valid again by the time of your court appearance.
Unfortunately, many Prosecutors and Judge's do not tell people who are charged with DAR, DAS, or DAC-IPS that IF they are found guilty they will Lose their Driver's License AGAIN, and thereby risk more charges of Driving Without a License. To Make Matters Worse, the Court System, in an effort to save money, and supposedly to help drivers, Has made DAR and DAS "payable offenses." That means you can plead guilty by mail (or through the web) by sending in your ticket and your fine payment. When you plead guilty by mail, IT IS GUARANTEED That no one will tell you that by doing so, you are guaranteed to lose your license AGAIN. Moreover, you also lose your license if you are found guilty of No Proof of Insurance, OR No Insurance.
The best way to protect your driver's license status and keep it valid, OR get it valid, is to hire an Experienced Minnesota Driving After Cancellation Attorney today! They know various ways to resolve your case without a finding of guilt for a charge that will cause you to lose your license. Call the Rolloff Law Office to set up a free consultation --- (612) 234-1165.