Dealing with the administrative and financial requirements following a traffic incident can be a very frustrating experience. Depending on the nature of your traffic violation, points are added to your record which can increase your insurance rates. Some fines can be steep and you could be in jeopardy of losing your driver's license.
There are many circumstances that could cause your driver's license to be suspended by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), including an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). The suspension of your license by the DMV is an administrative action and completely separate from the court system.
Though Californians value their driving privileges for good reason, depending on them to get back and forth to work and to carry out the daily activities of our lives, there are many reasons a driver's license can be suspended. Unfortunately, many people ignore the fact that their license has been suspended or revoked. While some feel that driving without a license is not a serious matter, the police and our judicial system disagree.