Suspended License Ticket
If you have recently received a ticket for driving with a suspended license you should immediately contact our experienced attorneys at CrushMyTicket to begin the process of fighting this expensive and often misinterpreted citation.
There are many code sections that you may be cited for. Each code section had a different penalty and lead to a significant increase in your insurance premiums.
California Vehicle Code 14601.1 – Driving on a suspended or revoked license
14601.1.(a) No person shall drive a motor vehicle when his or her driving privilege is suspended or revoked for any reason other than those listed in Section 14601, 14601.2, or 14601.5, if the person so driving has knowledge of the suspension or revocation. Knowledge shall be conclusively presumed if mailed notice has been given by the department to the person pursuant to Section 13106. The presumption established by this subdivision is a presumption affecting the burden of proof.
For a first offense, you can be charged up to $1000 in fees (plus additional assessments) or up to six months in the county jail or sheriff’s work project, or a combination of both. Serious repeat offenders may have more expensive fines.
Additionally, the car you drove during the violation may be impounded at the scene, typically for thirty days, but police officers have the power to hold your car for up to six months. In more severe cases, the court can order a forfeiture of your car, meaning a permanent taking of your vehicle.
There are many reasons a license may be suspended. Here are some of the common traffic infractions, which can result in suspension:
Sometimes this may happen and you may not even know that your license has been suspended. During the suspension period, which is usually six months followed by one year of probation, if you are caught driving on a suspended license then you can lose your license.
For a no-obligation consultation with a qualified attorney from CrushMyTicket, call us right away at 844-999-9987. Our goal is to eliminate your stress and secure a positive outcome.