Paul Denni

About Paul Denni

Paul Denni is the CEO and Managing Attorney at California Legal Defense, Inc. He blogs about legal issues affecting his clients.

Misdemeanor Driving Without a License

Driving Without a License Can be a Misdemeanor in California Under Vehicle Code section 12500(a), it is unlawful to drive a motor vehicle without holding a valid driver's license. Since VC 12500 is known as a "wobbler" offense, the prosecutors representing the State may opt to charge you with either an infraction or with a misdemeanor under [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|

Traffic Ticket West Covina, CA

If you got a traffic ticket in West Covina, CA, you may be wondering how to proceed next. As a Los Angeles traffic ticket attorney, it is my mission to help educate the public and assist them with Los Angeles traffic tickets in cases where I can add real value to the situation. Moving Violation [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|

Consequences of Driving Over 100mph

Speeding in Excess of 100mph Has Tougher Consequences Let's face it, some people tend to have a lead foot. I have many repeat clients who habitually drive too fast, and consequently get an inordinate number of speeding tickets. Under normal circumstances when you get a speeding ticket in California, your fines are around $300-$400. Since speeding is [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|

Driving on Expired Tags California

So What Are the Consequences of Driving on Expired Tags in California? A citation issued for "expired tags" refers to California Vehicle Code VC 5204(a), which prohibits driving a vehicle without registration tabs: "Current month and year tabs shall be attached to the rear license plate...". The consequences for driving on expired tags in California are as follows: $25 base fine plus [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|

GC Services Traffic Ticket Amnesty?

Get the Real Scoop on GC Services' Traffic Ticket "Amnesty" Program Do you have a traffic ticket in collections with the collections agency GC Services? If so, have they told you about their so-called "amnesty" program? Beware: The GC Services traffic ticket "amnesty" program is a made up program that's trying to deceive you into [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|

Orange County Traffic Ticket Search

If you received a traffic ticket in Orange County, California, you can access your ticket information online. In some cases, you can even pay your ticket online without ever going to court. How to Perform an Orange County Traffic Ticket Search When You Know Your Case Number. Your case number is the same as your ticket [...]

By | September 5th, 2016|

DMV Holds

What are DMV Holds? A DMV "hold" refers to a hold the DMV will place on your driver's license for failing to pay a traffic ticket. Under section 40509.5 of the Vehicle Code, the court has authorization to notify the DMV of your failure to appear in traffic court. Once notified, the DMV will flag [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|

Exhibition of Speed

What is Exhibition of Speed in California? "Exhibition of speed" refers to California Vehicle Code 23109, which makes it unlawful to engage in a "speed contest" or "exhibition of speed". Speed Contest The term "speed contest" can be a bit misleading because you don't have to be racing any vehicle nor do you have to be involved [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|

Is Driving Without a License a Misdemeanor in California?

Author's Note: Although I am a practicing attorney in Los Angeles County and Orange County, this article pertains to law that is applicable throughout California.  Were You Charged with Driving Without a License? Vehicle Code 12500 (VC 12500) is the California code section that applies to driving without a license. You should be cited with this charge only [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|

GC Services Scams

Don't Fall Prey to GC Services Scams If you are being called and sent emails by a collections agency named GC Services, please read this before paying them any money. GC Services is a collections agency that collects on unpaid traffic tickets in Los Angeles County if you have a failure to appear on a traffic ticket. [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|