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    nikkib150 is offline Junior Member
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    DUS 1st offense.

    What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? North Dakota

    I got a DUS and I had no idea that my license was even suspended. I got brought to jail, and was booked, bu I never had my miranda rights read to me. I go to court in a couple weeks and I don't know what to do. I called the DMV and was told I had unpaid speeding ticket from 2 years ago and the state suspended my license because of it. What do I do when I get to Court?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkib150
    What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? North Dakota

    I got a DUS and I had no idea that my license was even suspended. I got brought to jail, and was booked, bu I never had my miranda rights read to me. I go to court in a couple weeks and I don't know what to do. I called the DMV and was told I had unpaid speeding ticket from 2 years ago and the state suspended my license because of it. What do I do when I get to Court?

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    Dress professionally in clean clothes.

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    Speak politely and deferentially. If you argue or dispute something, do it professionally and without emotion.

    Ask the court clerk who you talk to about a diversion (meaning you want to plead to a different, lesser charge), if applicable in your situation. Ask about traffic school and the ticket not go on your record, if applicable.


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    nikkib150 is offline Junior Member
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    North Dakota

    I called the DMV and my license was suspended because of a speeding ticket I neglected to alomost 2 years. Am I gonna have my license taken from me? Will I go to jail?
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    Go down to the court and pay the speeding ticket from 2 years ago. Then go to the DMV show them you paid the ticket and get your license reinstated. It will be a lot better for you if you have your license back when you go to court on the DUS. They might reduce the charge and/or fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gawm
    Go down to the court and pay the speeding ticket from 2 years ago. Then go to the DMV show them you paid the ticket and get your license reinstated. It will be a lot better for you if you have your license back when you go to court on the DUS. They might reduce the charge and/or fine.
    Copy that, I had a similar issue 10 years ago, worked the same way. Unlike parking tickets, they typically don't escalate the fines for not paying. All you need to do is send a check, then letter to court and DMV, and ask for lifting the suspension.

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