Driving With a Suspended or Revoked License
If your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, you are no longer permitted to driver under California law. Under the California Vehicle Code, you can be charged with a misdemeanor and face criminal penalties if you are caught driving with a suspended or revoked license. Criminal penalties for a conviction of driving with a suspended or revoked license include possible jail time and fines.
You may also have additional time added to your suspension or revocation period if you are caught driving with a suspended or revoked license and your insurance may increase. If you or someone you know has had your driver’s license suspended or revoked by the DMV in Orange County, an experienced attorney may be able to help get your license reinstated. However, please note if the underlying reason for your driver’s license suspension is related to a pending trial for a criminal offense, a license reinstatement with the DMV is not related to that trial and does not determine your guilt or innocence on the criminal charges. However, an experienced lawyer can assist you with your case and may be the reason you are able to keep your license and avoid a criminal conviction.
Under California Vehicle Code section 14601, it is a crime to drive with a suspended or revoked license. If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked license in Orange County, it is essential that you hire an experienced attorney who can help fight for your rights with the DMV and make sure that you get your license back and do not lose it for an even longer period of time. Orange County defense lawyer, William Weinberg is an experienced attorney who has successfully defended hundreds of clients, including those who have had their driver’s license suspended or revoked by the DMV. Mr. Weinberg takes the time to individually review each potential client’s case to provide a plan that works best for their circumstances.
The most frequent reasons that drivers lose their license in California include: driving under the influence (DUI), failure to pay court fines, and failure to show up for a court hearing. Another common reason that many driver’s licenses are suspended or revoked is that a driver may have too many points on their license. When a driver gets a ticket for a vehicle code violation, this may result in points on their license. Points stay on a driver’s record for 36 months, so a high number of citations in a short period may result in a license suspension. Insurance companies also have access to this information and this may result in an increase in insurance rate for the driver. An experienced lawyer can assist you in fighting your case and may be the reason you are able to keep your license.
Orange County defense attorney William Weinberg has many years of experience defending clients facing criminal charges. He will consider your case free of charge and advise you of your options. Mr. Weinberg takes the time to individually review each potential client’s case to provide a plan that works best for their circumstances. To reach him please contact his Irvine office at 949-474-8008 or by emailing him at email@example.com.