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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

TRAFFIC OFFENSES

In Indiana, although a police officer may issue you an infraction for a traffic violation, the infraction is treated as civil in nature and not punishable in the local jail.   However, there are some traffic violations are more serious than infractions and can be treated as a criminal misdemeanor may include Driving While License Suspended, Driving a Vehicle Without a License, Operating a Vehicle Without Insurance. 

 

Driving a Vehicle Without a License

Have you recently been charged with Driving a Vehicle Without a License?  Are you worried about what may or may not happen to you?  Do you need legal advice right now?    Call Attorney Katie Kawiecki at 317-450-2971 today!

 

Indiana Code 9-24-18-1 Driving without a license

An individual, except an individual exempted under IC 9-24-1-7, who knowingly or intentionally operates a motor vehicle upon a highway and has never received a valid driver's license commits a Class C misdemeanor.

 

However, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor if the individual has a prior unrelated conviction for driving without a license.

 

Driving a Vehicle While License is Suspended

Have you recently been charged with Driving While License Suspended?  Are you worried about what may or may not happen to you?  Do you need legal advice right now?    Call Attorney Katie Kawiecki at 317-450-2971 today!

 

Indiana Code 9-24-19-3 Operating While Suspended

An individual who operates a motor vehicle upon a highway when the individual knows that the individual's driving privileges, driver's license, or permit is suspended or revoked; and the individual's suspension or revocation was a result of the individual's conviction of an offense (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-215) commits a Class A misdemeanor.

 

However, the offense is a Level 6 felony if the operation of the motor vehicle results in bodily injury.

 

The offense is a Level 5 felony if the operation of the motor vehicle results in the death or catastrophic injury of another person.

 

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