Are DUI's and Driving on a Suspended License Cases Defended in Los Angeles?
This is a common thing where people who are driving drunk have a suspended license. I don't really know why, but I see it a lot. Another thing I see a lot are people who get DUI's are put on probation, are told they are not to drive without a valid driver's license, and then because they live in Los Angeles, California and you need a car, they end up driving anyway.
Now they're on probation for a DUI and they get caught driving on a suspended license — Vehicle Code Section 14601.2 — and they don't realize that is mandatory jail time.
If you get convicted of driving on a suspended license and the reason for the suspension was because you're on DUI probation, it is mandatory jail time for you.
So, you end up being charged with a DUI if you were driving under the influence when you got pulled over and you also get charged with driving on a suspended license and you also end up with a probation violation.
So, you're looking at three things. It's called a triple whammy when they get you like that.
Negotiation with Prosecutor to Avoid Jail Time
Obviously, you're going to need an attorney has handled these type of cases and can do something to mitigate things for you — explain why you were driving — what was going on. Were you going to work? Hopefully it's not a situation where you were driving under the influence.
You were just driving on a suspended license because you had to. That puts you in a much stronger position for me to try to argue to the prosecutor — don't make him plead to a 14601.2. Let him plead to just driving with no license and that doesn't carry mandatory jail time.
Then we still have to negotiate with the judge if you're on probation to try to avoid the judge giving jail time for the probation violation.
Anytime someone is placed on probation for a DUI, they're always told they have to drive with valid insurance.
They also must have a valid driver's license and, of course, to obey all laws and if you break any of those orders by the judge then you've violated your probation and you're going to face jail time as your worse punishment for those violations.
So, I do a lot of DUI's with suspended license cases. Sometimes people aren't driving drunk and they're just driving on a suspended license because they have to.
Obviously, what we want to do is explain why you're driving on that suspended license.
Also, look at the circumstances surrounding it and hopefully you're not doing anything dangerous when you're driving on that suspended license and it's just the police pulling you over for some innocuous reason and giving you some sort of a ticket.
Experienced DUI With Suspended License lawyer
Hopefully the police didn't put you in jail. A lot of times they'll put people in jail for driving on a suspended license when you have a DUI with a probation violation.
Other times they will just simply cite that person out and give them a citation. Of course, they don't realize the judge is just waiting there to lower the boom on them.
So, you want to get an attorney. Go in there with someone like me who's been doing this for 26 years and knows what it takes to make the arguments to try to keep you out of jail — make the arguments to try to protect your rights, your future, your liberty and your reputation
So, pick up the phone if you've got a DUI cases and it involves a suspended license.
I stand at the ready to help you. A lot of times you can just retain me over the phone and I will do everything I can to keep you out of custody.