Driving on a Suspended License

Clients who have been suspended by the DMV as a result of a DUI arrest often ask me what would happen if they are stopped driving on a suspended license. This is Los Angeles and many people decide to weigh the risk and consequences of driving on a suspended license simply because they feel that they have no choice.

If you are stopped by the police and your privilege to drive is suspended because of a DUI, your vehicle will be immediately impounded for a thirty day time period. You will be given a citation to appear in court for a seperate criminal prosecution per Vehicle Code Section 14601.2. The penalties the court must impose include a minimum of ten days county jail for a first offense up to a maximum of six months county jail. In addition, the court will order the installation of an ignition interlock device in any vehicle owned or operated by you.

Driving on a suspended license in Los Angeles could also result in probation violation proceedings in the original DUI case if you are still on probation.

If you have been arrested for driving on a suspended license as a result of a DUI arrest or conviction, please call Gold & Witham to discuss your options.


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