DMV

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|

5 Year FTA DMV Purge

What Exactly is the 5 Year FTA DMV Purge? I get calls almost every single day from Los Angeles County drivers asking about the "DMV purge" and how to go about "getting a DMV record purged". A lot of the misunderstanding about the 5 Year DMV Purge is due to the failure to understand that: [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|

DMV Purge – When Does the DMV Purge My Record?

How Long Will an Unpaid Traffic Ticket Hold My License? If you received a traffic ticket and have failed to appear in court, normally this ticket will hold your driver's license. Even if you no longer live in California, an unpaid traffic ticket in California can prevent you from getting an out of State driver's license [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|