If you’ve been charged with Driving While License Suspended (DWLS), you may have the chance of getting that reduced to a Failure to Display a Valid License, or a “No-ops” charge. This will require negotiating a deal with the Prosecutor, so it’s a good idea to consult with and hire an experienced attorney who might be a familiar face in your county. A no-ops reduction is a golden deal when compared to a DWLS as it could save you from jail time, continued license suspension, probation, and more.
The law governing a no-ops charge is as follows:
“MCL 257.311 The licensee shall have his or her operator's or chauffeur's license, or the receipt described in section 311a, in his or her immediate possession at all times when operating a motor vehicle, and shall display the same upon demand of any police officer, who shall identify himself or herself as such.”
So what are the chances you’ll receive a no-ops deal? Likely, if this is your first DWLS charge, an experienced attorney has a good chance at working out this deal. It would be a wise choice to take this deal as, while still considered a misdemeanor, it results in no points on your license, no driver responsibility fees, and no time added to your suspension.
It’s important to keep in mind, however, that this charge might result in some probation and will inevitably be reported to the Secretary of State. Contact us if you want to know more about the collateral consequences of a no-ops deal.
If you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney, call Grewal Law PLLC at (888) 211-5798 for a free consultation.