Traffic Violations We Handle:
Drivers License Suspension
There are many traffic violations that could result in a driver's license suspension. As we all know, in Southern California, is it virtually impossible to maintain a job or a social life without a car or a driver's license. Some of the common offenses that could put your driving privilege in jeopardy include speeding, reckless driving, hit-and-run, drunk driving, refusal to take the mandatory blood alcohol test after a DUI arrest, evading authorities and failure to have car insurance.
There are also cases where an individual's driver's license could get suspended because of his or her age or medical condition. Regardless of the causes or circumstances, it is critical that you contact an experienced lawyer if your driving privilege has been suspended or revoked.
If your California driver's license has recently been suspended, you will be allowed to drive with a temporary license for 30 days. You only have 10 days from the date of the suspension to request a hearing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) with regard to your case. If the 30 days passes by and you have not requested or scheduled the DMV hearing, your license suspension will automatically begin. Remember, driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor in California.
How a Knowledgeable Attorney Can Help
A California DMV hearing is not about determining your guilt or innocence. It is not a criminal trial. It is a hearing about your driver's license and the circumstances that caused the suspension. You have the right to retain an attorney to represent you at the DMV hearing. A skilled attorney can help convince DMV officials at the hearing as to why you should get your license back. You may be able to take another written test and a "skill" test to convince officials that you can be a safe driver.
If you have a suspension that is related to a medical issue or episode, getting a doctor's evaluation can help you get your license back. A knowledgeable attorney will not talk about past issues, but instead will focus on the present and relevant issues such as why you should be driving now. Every case is unique with its own set of facts and circumstances. If you have had your license suspended - regardless of the cause - please contact experienced Santa Clarita DMV attorney Daniel E. Kann to find out how you can get the help and guidance you need.