What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California.
Long Story short. I was pulled over due to speeding, while driving home to orange county from san francisco. I did not have any identification other than a california state ID, so the officer ran my drivers license # and it turns out my license was suspended due to no proof of financial responsibility. I was charged for speeding and driving on a suspended.
Due to previous driving issues, (Already been convicted of driving on suspended twice), I need an Sr-22 to have my license. My license was suspended at the beginning of the year, until i purchased a full year of insurance and my insurance company sent in the sr22 to the dmv. To my knowledge and what I was informed by my insurance broker, I was good to drive. Turns out, after I had dug up some information, my Insurance company has record of sending the SR22 electronically and a hard copy, but the dmv has no record of ever receiving it, so there for my license was actually never reinstated. So, I went in the day after receiving my ticket and showed the dmv my physical sr22 and they issued me a drivers license right then and there.
My question is this. I have all the proof on the insurances side, saying they sent in a sr22 and I should have had my license reinstated. So i can prove to a judge I was supposed to have a license and took care of all necessary requirements to obtain one, but can the judge say I should have known that my license was still infact suspended? and do i need any other form of proof? Is a driving on a suspended in this sort of situation even correctable?
any sort of advice would be really helpful! Im really afraid of having to goto jail, considering I actually did my part to not get in trouble!