Driving is a privilege, not a right, and when that privilege is revoked,
whether by the commission of a traffic violation, back owed child support
or other means, the consequences can be severe.
If you receive a notice of suspension or revocation from a peace officer,
the court, or through service from the DMV under the authority of Vehicle
Code 13106, you should contact an attorney right away. Sometimes the DMV
makes a mistake and a driver's license is revoked without just cause.
Or there are legal defenses to a DMV action that could be raised to preserve
your privilege to drive. If you are facing a suspension or revocation,
you need an attorney with experience and knowledge in arguing your case
before the DMV.
A driver who believes his or her license should not be suspended should
act quickly to get legal advice. Sometimes your options can be severely
limited by failure to ask for a specific type of hearing to prevent the
suspension from occurring within the proper time frames. An experienced
attorney can walk you through your options, obtain discovery from the
DMV, investigate the case for holes and come up with the evidence necessary
to show that you should not have you privilege taken away. Without requesting
a hearing in a timely fashion, your drivers license could be suspended
in a very short period of time. But an experienced attorney can obtain
the time needed to present an effective defense on your behalf and keep
you driving in the meantime.
A drivers license is oftentimes necessary for you to get to work and provide
for your family. A suspended driver's license can put your family
in jeopardy. There are numerous bad drivers on the road who should have
their drivers license suspended or revoked for the safety of the community.
But if that person is not you and you are facing a suspension, then you
should check your legal options today.