Suspended License in California

We can help you if your ticket or problem is in Los Angeles County

 

Did you get a letter from the California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) saying they have suspended or are about to suspend your licence?  You need to :-

  1. Learn why driving on a suspended license is dangerous.
  2. Identify how you got a suspended license so we can tell you how to fix the problem.
  3. Act now before it is too late - you may only have a matter of days to take steps to get your license back.

How do I find out if my license is suspended?

To find out if your license is suspended (anywhere in California), call the California DMV at 916-657-6525.

If the DMV informs you that your license is suspended because you have some traffic tickets that have turned into Failure To Appears, 40509.5 holds and DMV holds, then call us immediately if your ticket problem is in Los Angeles County, because we can often clear up your license in 24 hours.

Make sure to ask the DMV for :-
  1. The ticket number
  2. The courthouse location of the tickets that are causing your license to be suspended.

 

You live Out of State of Out of Town

If your traffic ticket is out of Los Angeles county and you do not live in Los Angeles, then call us immediately because we can help you clear up your suspended license without you having to come back to Los Angeles.

If you live out of state and you got a ticket in Los Angeles California and did not take care of it, the California DMV will most likely contact your state's DMV, and then your state's DMV won't let you renew or get a license until this California ticket is cleared up.

If you cannot get an out of state license or your DMV won't let you renew your license until your Los Angeles County ticket is cleared up, call us if you are in this situation. We can help you clear up your license sometimes as fast as 24 hours.

 

How to get your License back

The California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) has the power to suspend your license for a number of reasons.  We can advise you on how to get your license back depending on the reason it was suspended:- 

Suspended license for Failure To Appear FTA

Did you Fail to Appear in court (FTA) to deal with a traffic ticket and now you have received a letter from the court or GC Services indicating a huge fine and that your license has been suspended by the DMV or is about to be suspended?

If your license is suspended for Failure to Appear, the best thing to do in this situation is to go to court and buy a DMV abstract so you can clear up this Failure to Appear with the DMV paving the way for you getting your license back.  We can do this for you.  Call us at (310) 285-1516 - we can help make this headache go away.

Is your car impounded because your license was suspended for a Failure To Appear in court (FTA)?  We can help you clear this FTA and try to get your license reinstated as fast as possible in order to get your car out of impound.  Please call us immediately to speak with a Los Angeles Traffic Attorney for advice (310) 285-1516.

Suspended license for too many points on your license (Negligent Operator)

Did you get 4 Points on your license from getting 3 or more tickets in a year and now the DMV has sent you a letter indicating they intend to suspend your license for 6 months for being a Negligent Operator?

You are entitled to a DMV Hearing for too many points on your license.  You must request a DMV Hearing immediately to save your license and ability to drive. See below.

For more information regarding points and the DMV negligent operator program, see www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/driversafety/neg_operator.htm (this link will open in a new tab in your browser).

Suspended license due to Senior Driver issues

Are you a Senior citizen and the DMV has concerns about your driving ability?

You are entitled to a DMV Hearing for questions about your ability to drive.  You must request a DMV Hearing immediately to save your license and ability to drive. See below.

Suspended license due to Accident with No Insurance

Did you have an Accident with no insurance? If you got into an accident, even if it wasn’t your fault, you face a one year license suspension if you did not have car insurance at the time of the accident.

You are entitled to a DMV hearing if you had no insurance in an accident.  You must request a DMV Hearing immediately to save your license and ability to drive. See below.

Suspended license due to DUI

Were you arrested for a DUI (Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs)? Normally on a first time DUI  you face a one month license suspension. You can apply for a 5 month restricted license after that.  On a second time DUI within 10 years  of a previous DUI conviction, you face a one year license suspension.

You are entitled to a DMV hearing for DUI.  You must request a DMV Hearing immediately to save your license and ability to drive. See below.

Suspended license for Under 21 drinking and driving

Are you under 21 and got caught drinking and driving? California has a zero tolerance law for people under 21 caught driving with any alcohol in their body.

Your only hope is to apply for a DMV critical need restricted license that will allow you to possibly drive for school or work reasons only. Call us for advice or help with this problem on (310) 285-1516.

 

ACT NOW! Save your license and ability to drive

Suspended license for Failure to Appear (FTA)

Did you get a Failure to Appear (FTA)? And now you have a suspended license?  If so, the best thing to do in this situation is to go to court and buy a DMV abstract so you can clear up this failure to appear with the DMV paving the way for you getting your license back.  We can do this for you.  Call us on (310) 285-1516 - we can help make this headache go away.  See also impounded car.

DMV Hearing

You are entitled to a DMV Hearing for :-

  • Too many points on your license
  • Questions about your driving ability
  • No insurance in an accidentrequest DMV Hearing to get your license back
  • DUI

You must request a DMV Hearing immediately to save your license and ability to drive. You only have a very brief time after you receive a DMV letter to request a DMV hearing.  A Negligent Operator DMV Hearing is oftentimes the only way to save your license – so get a hearing!  We can do this for you - call us (310) 285-1516.

 

 

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Los Angeles Traffic Attorney

If you have a suspended license in Los Angeles County, we can:-

  • Find out for you what the problems are with the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)
  • Work on fixing them so you can get your license back as soon as possible
  • Go to court for you, so you don’t have to, in order to:-

Call us immediately for a free legal consultation to discuss your suspended license problems in Los Angeles County (310) 285-1516.

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