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.
The penalties for a first offense for driving without a license include a fine of up to $1000 and up to 6 months in jail. For a second offense within 5 years, you may be fined as much as $2000 and be jailed for up to a year. The penalties become more severe with each subsequent offense. It is a serious matter to operate a motor vehicle if your license is suspended. A Solano County criminal defense lawyer at our firm should be consulted immediately upon being informed of a license suspension as there is limited time to request a DMV hearing.
Being able to drive is an activity that you cannot do without. It is a vital necessity to your day-to-day life which makes it all the more urgent to have one of our attorneys represent you at a DMV suspension hearing. We strongly advise you not to take on the DMV on your own. We are proud to represent clients all throughout Fairfield, Vallejo and Solano County with their driver's license suspensions.
Contact a Vacaville criminal defense attorney if you have received a notice of suspension of your driving privileges which a suspension hearing may be able to resolve.