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Driving on a Suspended License Attorney in Los Angeles

Representing Drivers throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, and Kern Counties

In California, it's unlawful for a person to operate a vehicle when their driver's license is suspended. Numerous reasons exist that would result in a suspension of driving privileges, and the exact penalties an individual could face for this offense depend on the reason. The offense is charged as a misdemeanor, which means a conviction could result in jail time and/or fines. If you were accused of driving on a suspended license, consulting with a lawyer is in your best interest. You may have legal options to fight your charge, and your attorney can explain the courses of action you can take.

At TKT REP, we have over 10 years of experience and a wealth of resources we use to help clients who have been charged with driving on a suspended license. Our attorney has an in-depth understanding of traffic law and knows what it takes to build a solid defense strategy for these types of cases. We fight hard to protect your future, your reputation, and your driving privileges.

Request a free consultation by calling our Los Angeles lawyer at (818) 875-9153 today.

Common Reasons for Driver's License Suspensions

If a court or the DMV determines that you have engaged in conduct that justifies a driver's license suspension, you will lose your driving privileges for a certain amount of time and not be allowed to operate a vehicle on public roads.

Driver's licenses are typically suspended for:

  • Driving without insurance
  • DUI
  • Excessive points on a driver's license
  • Failure to appear in court
  • Reckless driving
  • Refusing a chemical test

If you drive during the suspension period, you may be charged with an offense. Additionally, even after your suspension expires, you cannot operate a vehicle unless you have reinstated your driver's license. In California, a driver's license reinstatement is not automatic. To regain driving privileges, you must go through specific DMV procedures that vary depending on the reason for the driver's license suspension.

What Happens If You're Convicted of Driving on a Suspended License in California?

The punishments for driving on a suspended license depend on the original reason for the suspension.

Reckless Driving Suspension

  • First offense:
    • Between 5 days and 6 months in jail
    • Between $300 and $1,000 in fines
  • Second offense within 5 years of the previous:
    • Between 10 days and 1 year in jail
    • Between $500 and $2,000 in fines

Habitual Traffic Offender Suspension

  • First offense:
    • 30 days in jail
    • $1,000 fine
  • Second offense within 7 years of the previous:
    • 180 days in jail
    • $2,000 fine

Chemical Test Suspension

  • First offense:
    • Up to 6 months in jail
    • Between $300 and $1,000 in fines
  • Second offense within 5 years of the previous:
    • Between 10 days and 1 year in jail
    • Between $500 and $2,000 in fines

Suspension for Any Other Reason

  • First offense:
    • Up to 6 months in jail
    • Between $300 and $1,000 in fines
  • Second offense within 5 years of the previous:
    • Between 5 days and 1 year in jail
    • Between $500 and $2,000 in fines

Contact TKT REP Today

Have you been accused of driving on a suspended license? Reach out to our Los Angeles attorney immediately. As soon as you retain our firm, we'll get started on building an effective defense strategy for your unique situation. We'll help you understand your rights and options on how to proceed.

We'll handle every detail of your case from start to finish. Call us at (818) 875-9153 or contact us online.

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