Being charged with Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License is more serious than a traffic citation. It is a misdemeanor criminal case, with possible jail time of up to six months, probation, and fines and court fees.
If you have prior convictions for similar offenses, you could be facing mandatory minimum jail sentences up to a one year maximum, probation violations with added jail time, and fines. If your license was suspended for a DUI conviction and you are charged with driving on a suspended license, you could be facing added jail time and the requirement of an interlock device on your vehicle.
These cases can be defended entirely or negotiated to a lesser charge with minimal consequences. You need to avoid the accumulation of these convictions on your criminal and driving record. The points added to your driving record could result in further suspension orders (and higher insurance premiums). The resulting situation could make it difficult for you to ever obtain a valid license.
If you receive notice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles that your license is going to be suspended or revoked, The Law Offices of Paula Drake will fight to regain your privilege to drive. Criminal Defense Attorney Paula Drake can help with the DMV in the following areas:
- DUI Administrative Per Se Suspension Hearing
- DUI Probation Violations
- DMV Suspension or Revocation, Negligent Operator
- DMV Suspension or Revocation, Financial Responsibility
- DMV Suspension or Revocation, Medical Reasons
- DMV Suspension or Revocation due to Court Order
- DMV Writs/Appeals
- Other DMV Suspension or Revocations
Paula Drake can build a successful defense before the DMV. Early action on your part could save your driving privilege. We will review your case and provide you with a full understanding of what you can expect and what the fees will be.