Suspended License in California – Learn How To Take Care of It

There are many different reasons you may have a suspended license in California. The three headings below cover three of the most common reasons, and ways to get help.

Reason #1: Unpaid Traffic Tickets

One of the most common reasons drivers get a suspended license in California is due to unpaid traffic tickets. When you fail to pay a traffic ticket, or fail to appear in traffic court to address the ticket in front of the judge, you will be cited with a VC 40508 failure to appear charge and your license will become suspended. The DMV is supposed to mail you notice informing you your license will be suspended, but if you moved and forgot to update your address with the DMV, you may be surprised the next time you get pulled over by a police officer to learn that your license is in fact suspended. This can then lead to a VC 12500 driving without a license charge, or a VC 14601.1 (a) driving with a suspended license charge. Call us at 888-250-8450 for help.

You can hire a competent traffic ticket attorney to get your license cleared for you, and fight your traffic ticket for you in court. You may have a legal defense to failing to appear in court. If you have too many points on your record, you may need a Negligent Operator defense.

Reason #2: You Were Charged with a DUI

If you were arrested and charged with a DUI, your driver’s license is usually taken from you on the spot and you are given a pink piece of paper as a temporary license. You have 10 days after your DUI arrest to request an APS Hearing (“administrative per se” hearing). If you fail to attend the hearing, or if you lose the hearing, you will get a suspended license in California.

A DUI attorney can help you get back on your feet by helping you get a restricted license, or getting you a late APS hearing, while your criminal charges are pending in court.

Reason #3: You Received Too Many Points on Your DMV Record

If you have too many traffic tickets piled up, and those tickets were moving violations, you will get a suspended license in California for being a negligent operator. You Can Contact Us for representation in your negligent operator hearing to prevent your license from getting suspended. Call us at 888-250-8450.

Get Help With your Suspended License in California

We are a traffic defense law firm and can help you get your license back in California. You can reach us by phone at 888-250-8450, by email at, or in the Get Help Now box to the right.