For most people in California, a valid driver's license is not a luxury to have, but is a critical part of daily life. The suspension of a driver's license can make it much more difficult to go to work, go to school or even shop for groceries. There are a number of reasons why a driver's license can be suspended or revoked by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), some of which might be surprising to learn.
For example, graffiti, possession of marijuana or alcohol in a vehicle, exhibition of speed and reckless driving are just some of the charges that can trigger a suspension.
If you have a California driver's license that is in danger of being suspended or revoked, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible regarding the civil and administrative consequences from the DMV. The San Mateo, California, Law Office of Charles B. Smith can help you with both the administrative and criminal aspects of driving under the influence.
Reasons for Losing Your Driver's License in California
There are many reasons why a person could lose his or her driving privileges:
- Traffic collisions
- Speeding or other moving violations
- Four points within one year or six points within 18 months
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- A medical condition such as diabetes, epilepsy or stroke
The law provides the right to challenge a driver's license suspension and offer mitigating evidence to show why the DMV should not impose the suspension. When your ability to drive is at risk, it is important to have an experienced lawyer who has been successful at hundreds of DMV hearings for clients over the past several years.
Contact Our Firm Regarding Driver's License Suspension
Learn more information regarding the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-425-7703 or e-mail us. We accept credit cards, are available outside of regular business hours, and regularly visit our clients who are in jail.