Is there a way I can show that I had car insurance after my license has been suspended without having to go to court?

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Is there a way I can show that I had car insurance after my license has been suspended without having to go to court?

I got pulled over and my proof of insurance was expired. The police officer said he wouldn’t cite me for it but to just get updated proof. Then I came to find out he did cite me and my license was suspended. I have proof of insurance which I showed the courts but they said I would have to go to pretrial first and go to trial then. Now I have no way of driving and need to be able to get to work. Is there something I can do to prove I had insurance and get my license reinstated or do I have no choice but to wait and go to my trial and show proof there?

Asked on May 8, 2012 under General Practice, Ohio

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The best way for you to try and resolve the criminal charge against you for not having valid insurance in place when you were driving a motor vehicle is for you to retain a criminal defense attorney to see if he or she can manage to get the charge dismissed upon showing the district attorney that you now have insurance in place to drive an auto.

I do not recommend that you try and resolve the dispute on your own for the simple fact that you will most likely do worse representing yourself than if you had a criminal defense representing you.


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