Driving on a Suspended License Attorney in Los Angeles
California Vehicle Code § 14061
California prohibits motorists from driving on a suspended or revoked driver's license. Several sections of California Vehicle Code § 14061 relate to this crime and include different situations and penalties. Although there are differing situations involved with this charge, driving on a suspended license is commonly a misdemeanor offense.
Examples of charges and circumstances related to driving on a suspended or revoked license include:
- Driving on a suspended license after a DUI conviction.
- Driving on a suspended license for having too many points on your license.
- Causing bodily injury while driving on a suspended license.
Penalties for Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
As a misdemeanor, driving on a suspended license is often punishable by imprisonment in a county jail, possible community service, and / or large fines. Typically, a first offense is punishable by between 10 days to six months in jail, as well as up to $1,000 in fines. Penalties can be enhanced if the defendant has been convicted of driving on a suspended or revoked license within the past five years. Penalties for driving on a suspended license can also vary depending on several factors, including a person's criminal or driving history and the reason why their license was suspended or revoked.
Our legal team at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP is experienced in representing clients charged for driving on a suspended license. We know that prosecutors must prove that a person knew their license was suspended or revoked when they drove and other factors in order to gain convictions. We draw from our experience as seasoned criminal lawyers to focus on these elements, defend our clients, and protect them from convictions and penalties.
Our legal team is available 24/7 to help local residents who have been charged with crimes. If you would like to speak with a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer about driving on a suspended license charges and how our firm can help, contact Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP for a free legal consultation.
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