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Criminal DLS Defense

Our attorneys have experience defending Criminal DLS charges and helping clients reinstate their driving privileges.

Criminal DLS or driving on a suspended license is a common charge in Vermont. Vermont is a rural state and we know how important your ability to drive can be to you and your family. Your ability to get to work, provide for your family and obtain medical care can all be negatively impacted by the inability to operate a vehicle in Vermont.

Our attorneys have experience defending these criminal DLS charges and helping clients reinstate their driving privileges. We can help you navigate the DMV and the Vermont Judicial Bureau to locate and identify any outstanding fines or other barriers to reinstating your Vermont driving privileges.

At Burke Law, we guide you through every stage of the criminal process. From arraignment to disposition, our criminal defense attorneys identify the strengths of your case and zealously advocate on your behalf. If you are charged with a crime it is important to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Criminal DLS FAQs

I thought my Vermont license was valid, but I just got pulled over and told that my Vermont license is suspended. Now I am charged with criminal DLS.

Criminal DLS is a common criminal charge in Vermont. Many Vermonters believe that they have done everything required to reinstate their license, but only find out during the course of a traffic stop that their license is actually criminally suspended. We can help you navigate the Vermont DMV and the Vermont Judicial Bureau to find out the reason or reasons for your suspension and help you take the correct steps to reinstate your Vermont license.

Yes, it is possible to be cited for criminal DLS in Vermont even though your license is valid in your issuing state. There are a variety of potential reasons for the criminal suspension in Vermont. We can help you navigate the Vermont DMV and the Vermont Judicial Bureau to find out the reason or reasons for your suspension and help you take the correct steps to reinstate your Vermont license. Contact us for a free consultation.

“I thought my Vermont license was valid, but I just got pulled over and told that my Vermont license is suspended. Now I am charged with criminal DLS.”

Criminal DLS is a common criminal charge in Vermont. Many Vermonters believe that they have done everything required to reinstate their license, but only find out during the course of a traffic stop that their license is actually criminally suspended. We can help you navigate the Vermont DMV and the Vermont Judicial Bureau to find out the reason or reasons for your suspension and help you take the correct steps to reinstate your Vermont license.

Yes, the Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that if the registered owner of a vehicle is suspended it is grounds for a traffic stop.

“We take a highly personalized approach to every case we fight. We believe in criminal justice and will ensure that we get you the best results possible.”
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Our team has decades of combined experience working within the local courts in Vermont. Our relationships with prosecutors and judges help us to make sure our clients get the best outcomes possible.

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We are professionals with the experience and energy to fight for what we believe in and advocate for our clients, even if it means taking a case to trial. We’re passionate about helping our clients move forward with their lives.

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