Suspended license in Missouri and was ticketed in Texas.
I have a suspended license in Missouri and received a ticket in Texas for driving on a suspended license.
The state trooper told me to mail in the fine by a certain date. Will Texas send me to jail? Will Missouri? I am very scared.
I only drove because my sister who had been driving for eight hours had a migraine.
Response: If you are ticket for DWS ( driving while suspended ) in any state, contact an attorney before paying any fines. Why? Because paying a requested fine is normally a guilty plea (or no contest plea which has the same consequences).
With a driving while suspended charge, that guilty plea incurs enough points to again suspend - or re-suspend (if you've gotten it reinstated). Pleading guilty to a driving while suspended charge is generally so detrimental to your driving record that many courts will not allow a person to do it without legal counsel they have hired present.
Driving while suspended is a jailable offense, so you have a right to be scared. Most traffic lawyers offer some kind of free consultation, so call one and see what you can do to get on the right track to getting your license reinstated.
Good luck and thanks for your question.
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