A recent NBC Miami news article says that singer Enrique Iglesias is scheduled to appear in court on July 10 after he was charged with obstruction and driving on a suspended license on May 6.
Iglesias was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol in Miami-Dade County after he was spotted driving a Cadillac Escalade in the closed express lanes of Interstate 95. A trooper claims that in the process of being pulled over, a passenger in the SUV moved into the driver’s seat after Iglesias jumped into the back of the vehicle. He then climbed into the passenger seat, although FHP Lt. Julio Pajon said that Mr. Iglesias was the one driving the vehicle when the incident occurred.
The passenger in the SUV, Abel Tabuyo, said he did not know why he switched seats with the singer. Both men were handcuffed, and released after signing notices to appear in court. Iglesias invoked his Miranda rights, and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
A more recent article at the Daily Business Review claims that Iglesias’s driver’s license was expired, and not suspended. His attorney, Howard Srebnick, said that Iglesias did not resist, obstruct, or lie during the altercation, that he was courteous and polite. He also claimed that the suspended driver’s license issue was partly a case of mistaken identity, and that the suspended license belonged to another individual whose name was similar to the singer’s. Authorities claim Iglesias’s license is indeed suspended, after performing a license check which revealed it had been suspended and expired several months earlier.
As Michigan driver’s license restoration attorneys know, many people who drive on a license that has been suspended or revoked do so thinking they will not get caught. In some instances, a motorist may be completely oblivious to the fact that his/her license has been suspended. Regardless of the circumstances, it is important to work with a lawyer who is skilled and experienced in the complex process of having your driver’s license privilege restored.