There is no questioning the fact that repeatedly driving on a suspended license in California can eventually put you in a world of hurt. At our legal group, we realize there are often circumstances beyond your control that forces you to continue to drive on a suspended license–this may lead to vehicle forfeiture and can complicate your life even further. This is where we come in, to provide legal assistance to avoid this from happening.
Just remember that any criminal defense attorney worth their salt will go the extra to ensure the best outcome for you, including keeping your license if at all possible. Consider the following questions for more information.
What Caused My License To Be Suspended?
The events that concluded in your suspended license not only determine how we proceed with your case but they naturally determine what you must do to get the license back. For example, if it was A DUI case, we might be able to help you keep your current license as long as you agree to an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle. On a points suspension, the steps will of course be a lot different. The good news is sometimes payment of a simple fine in this case can help you maintain your vehicle and driving privileges. Either way, the DMV will send you a letter regarding why your license was suspended and the steps you will have to take in order to reinstate the license. This leads us to our next question.
What Does The DMV Letter Say?
In this letter, the DMV will mandate what you need to do for each traffic offense. For example, if your license was suspended for reckless driving, you might be required to take a defensive driving course. If you received a DUI, you might need to take counseling classes. The requirements will vary depending on the traffic offense.
If You Are Already Past This Point, Then What Do You Do?
We list the above steps simply because of the principle “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” However, if you are past this point and you are getting tickets for driving on a suspended license you will not be able to do these steps and you will need effective legal representation to get yourself out of this hole. Our advice for you at this point would be to stop digging. That’s right. Besides finding the best criminal defense attorney possible, try to take a break from driving while he or she works on getting the best outcome for your case. Take these steps in the meantime:
First of all, provide as much documentation and notes as you can regarding your traffic stops that led to your driving on a suspended license charges.
This is important not only because it will keep you organized but it is still a possibility the charge could be reduced or dismissed on a technicality.
Remember that the legal firm might only be able to negotiate the charges and might not be able to get them dismissed outright. You need to realize that driving on a suspended license as a second offense is a very serious charge. If they can keep you from losing your car or help you avoid jail time then they have done their job as a defense team.
If you have any questions, call us. We specialize in traffic tickets and we should be able to provide you with our professional opinion regarding your case. Keeping you on the road so you can fulfill your responsibilities is our primary objective.