Driving while one’s license is suspended or revoked is a misdemeanor offense in California. It is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. This is not a minor traffic ticket that can be paid and swept under the rug. It can have a significant impact on your life, and you need to take action immediately to ensure your interests are protected.
It starts with involving an attorney who has experience with suspended license charges in your area. At Southwest Legal, we help drivers in Banning and throughout Southern California who have been arrested or cited for driving on a suspended license. We know how to deal with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and criminal charges simultaneously to best protect you and your driving privileges.
Work with a team that has more than 50 years of combined experience—call our Banning license suspension attorneys at (951) 425-4332 today!
Common Reasons for License Suspension
A driver may have their license suspended or revoked for various reasons. One of the most common is accumulating too many points on their driving record, which would classify them as a habitual traffic offender. Another possibility is a suspension for DUI (driving under the influence) or for refusing a breath or blood test after a DUI arrest. Whatever the reason, if you drive while your license is suspended, you can face harsh penalties.
There are, however, legal defenses to driving on a suspended license in California:
- You did not know that your license was suspended.
- Your license was not suspended or revoked.
- You had a sufficiently good reason to drive even though your license was suspended. Driving because a family member was having a medical emergency, for example, may be a valid reason.
Every case is different, so it will be important to work with your attorney to determine the best approach to your defense.
Since 1991, Southwest Legal has fought for drivers’ rights. We understand the lasting impact that suspended license charges can have on a person, and that is why we fight tirelessly to help our clients avoid convictions and maximum penalties.
Contact us today to find out more about the ways we can help you.
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