I represented a client charged with several serious traffic violations. This included a driving without insurance charge. As you may know, this offense carries with it some of the most severe penalties imposed in a traffic matter. If convicted, the court is required to suspend your license for a period of not less than 1 year. Under certain circumstances, you can even go to jail.
In this particular instance, my client was an out of state resident. There was no doubt that he was not insured at the time of the incident, and it was also clear that all the statutory requirements for cancellation had been adhered to.
However, I was able to make a rather unique argument which involved the defendant’s residency and questioned if he was actually subject to the insurance laws of this state in this particular instance.