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Suspended license leads actor to police station

As the public becomes more and more aware of New York’s crackdown on speeding, it is still important to remain aware of the legal ramifications of other potential vehicular violations that one can be charged with. Driving with a suspended license is one such offense. Depending on the particular situation, fines or other penalties may apply to persons found guilty of operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

An actor and New York resident understands these situations after being arrested by an officer in Manhattan for driving with a suspended license. This current arrest marks the third consecutive issue the actor has faced. Last year he admitted to the lack of paying his state income tax bill for three years. In the prior year, he was stopped after making an illegal u-turn. Upon the stop, he was found to be driving with a license.

Most recently, a member of local law enforcement noticed that the actor’s gold SUV had only a temporary registration tag from Texas. He stopped the 47-year old driver and learned that his driver’s license is currently suspended by the department of motor vehicles. The stop took place on Broadway near 156th Street on a Friday morning. The defendant was released after initially being taken to the police station. It is unknown if he will pay any fines for this incident.

Jail time, points on your license and fines can all be consequences of driver’s license violations. When faced with such charges, it may be beneficial to work with an attorney and get the experience and knowledge of a professional.

Source: New York Daily News, “Stephen Baldwin arrested in Manhattan for driving with a suspended license,” Barry Paddock, May 2, 2014

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