After years of driving with a learner’s permit, New York native and pop singer Lady Gaga finally obtained a drivers’ license to better get around places like Fresno and Mojave.
The 30-year-old kissed the parking lot at the DMV after passing her road test. She explained that a drivers’ license isn’t really necessary in Manhattan, but since she and fiancé Taylor Kinney own property in California and Pennsylvania as well as New York, the not-driving thing was becoming more and more of a stumbling block.
In 2011, Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) told Elvis Duran on his Z100 radio show that someone gave her a car as a gift, but she could not drive it.
Drivers’ License Suspension Hearings
New drivers in California, whether or not they are world-famous celebrities, may be unfamiliar with Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS) points-based suspensions. In-state and out-of-state tickets both count towards the suspension count, which is:
- Four points in any 12-month period,
- Six points in 24 months, or
- Eight points in 36 months.
Under VC 12810.5, the points alone create a presumption that the driver is a negligent operator. In most cases, a NOTS suspension is six months of no driving followed by six months of probationary driving.
Subsection (a) states that the hearing officer (who is not a judge and probably not a lawyer) “shall give due consideration to the amount of use or mileage traveled in the operation of a motor vehicle” before deciding the matter. These items are two of the best defenses in NOTS hearings, because there is a big difference between driving 25,000 miles in a year and driving 15,000 miles in a year.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive lawyers at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets. Call today at 661-859-1177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español, llame al 661-376-0214.