VC 14601.1 (a) Driving With a Suspended License
Many drivers are not even aware their license is suspended. It isn’t until you’ve been pulled over for a Los Aneles traffic ticket like speeding or cigarette litter that the officer tells you that you are also driving with a suspended license.
If this is the case, the officer may cite you under VC 14601.1(a).
Why Was I Driving With a Suspended License?
The most common reason your license becomes suspended is due to unpaid traffic tickets. You can usually pay a traffic ticket online on the LA County traffic court website.
However, you will lose the ability to pay your traffic ticket online if you have an FTA charge.
In many cases it is best (e.g. more cost efficient) to hire a traffic ticket attorney to handle the situation for you.
When you are charged with failure to appear, your ticket will be sent to GC Services, a collections agency, and several negative consequences will occur:
- your fines will escalate,
- a 40509.5 hold will be placed on your license,
- and you will be charged with VC 40508 for failure to appear.
Other reasons your license becomes suspended is due to a negligent operator suspension, or because you lost your APS hearing with the DMV.
What Are the Consequences for VC 14601.1 Driving With a Suspended License?
VC 14601.1 may be charged as a misdemeanor or an infraction. If charged as a misdemeanor, you could receive jail time, fines, and probation. If charged as an infraction you are liable for fines only. Whether charged as a misdemeanor or an infraction, you will receive two points on your DMV record because this offense is a moving violation.
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