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Driving with a Suspended License or DUS

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It is understandable why one would attempt to continue driving while their license is under suspension (DUS). For many, it is simply not possible to maintain or obtain employment without driving. However, this choice can have a harmful impact on your future. A DUS charge can be expensive and may even result in a longer period of suspension. If you or a loved one has been charged for driving with a suspended license then it is important that you retain counsel right away. An experienced attorney will ensure that your rights are protected and may be able to negotiate on your behalf. Omar Abdelghany is a Tampa criminal defense lawyer handling such matters. Contact us today if you need assistance.

Attorney Handling DUS or Driving with a Suspended License Cases in Tampa, Florida

The state of Florida typically classifies driving with a suspended license as a misdemeanor. The penalties for this offense may include 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500. However, if this is your second offense, you may be facing a sentence of up to one year in jail. Additional incidents may result in felony charges. Felony DUS may result in a prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $5,000. Further, if you receive three offenses within a five-year period, you may be considered a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO). One who obtains HTO status will have to wait a full year before applying to have their license reinstated. This is in addition to facing increased insurance premiums and additional problems.

Omar Abdelghany is a Tampa criminal defense attorney. Once retained he will obtain any police reports and other information which the prosecution is required to provide under the Brady decision. If the evidence shows that law enforcement stopped you without having probable cause of criminal activity then it may be possible to have the charges dismissed. If this is a possibility then Omar will file all appropriate Motions with the Court. If obtaining a dismissal is not possible then our office will work to gain the best possible resolution on your behalf. We understand the serious impact that a criminal conviction can have on your future. Our lawyer is ready to assist you.

Tampa Lawyer Providing Quality Representation to Those Charged with a DUS Offense

Omar will personally handle all of the details of your case. Tampa residents charged with driving with a suspended license are likely already stressed about a possible conviction and problems related to transportation. The last thing you should be worried about is if you'll be able to get in touch with your lawyer. Omar promptly responds to all messages and phone calls throughout the course of your attorney-client relationship. He will keep you updated on the status of your case and work tirelessly at crafting your defense. If you or a loved one has been charged with driving with a suspended license (DUS) then contact our office today.

Omar also serves clients in Bradenton, Brandon, Clearwater, Lakeland, Largo, Palm Harbor, Sarasota, Spring Hill, St. Petersburg and Tampa.

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Client Reviews
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"Lawyer Abdelghany, has been a tremendous blessing and stress reliever, not only to me but also to my family members in need of professional help. He was understanding of my situation and worked with me financially. I am overall grateful for him and would refer all my family and friends to hire him." Khalil Grice
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"I was in the unfortunate situation of having to hire a lawyer for my grandson and since I did not know of anyone that could refer me, I had to rely on my judgement of character and when I sat down in front of Omar, I knew that I had made the right decision. He is a very professional, well versed in the law, knowledgeable young man that takes the time to explain every aspect of your case to you. He returns calls promptly, knows your case inside out and is very punctual in meetings and court hearings. I could not have chosen a better, more qualified lawyer to represent my grandson. He comes highly recommended by me and you will not go wrong in obtaining his services." Gloria
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"It is with pleasure that we wish to recommend Mr. Omar Abdelghany in his practice as a Criminal Defense Attorney. He was hired in the defense of our son. The defense included more than one offense, which required legal maneuvering to address the issues. Omar's skills came into play in positioning the case, which resulted in a good outcome given the facts at hand." Ted