A lot of people think that once they obtain a California driver’s
license, it should be valid as providing they renew it before it expires,
and as long as they don’t accumulate too many points on their driving
record. Of course, most licensed drivers in California are well-aware
of the fact that their driver’s license can be suspended if they’re
convicted of driving under the influence.
Aside from too many points or a DUI, there are still other ways a driver’s
license can be suspended or revoked in California. When this happens,
the individual cannot legally drive until the DMV lifts the suspension
or revocation and the individual takes the requires steps to get his or
her driver’s license reinstated.
At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., we deal with license suspensions
on a regular basis. In addition to having excessive points on your driving
record, here are the reasons why your California driver’s license
may be suspended or revoked:
You are convicted of
driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
You don’t have auto insurance and you’re in a car accident.
In effect, your driver’s license is suspended for
You’re caught drinking alcohol and you’re under 21. In this
case, your driver’s license will be suspended for
one year, or until your 18th birthday, whichever happens later.
You fail or refuse to submit to a drug or alcohol test. As a result, your
license is automatically suspended for
one year, even if you were
not under the influence.
You are found guilty of vandalism, triggering a
one year license suspension.
- You fail to appear in court for a traffic ticket, or you fail to pay the
fine, causing your license can be suspended.
- You fail to pay child support under Section 17520 of the Family Code, and
your license is suspended as a result.
Is your driver’s license at risk because of DUI, vandalism, or failing
to appear in court? If so,
contact our office at once for a free
criminal defense consultation!