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Can a Suspended License be Avoided?

Getting your driver’s license suspended can be a major inconvenience, and it is something that you should try and avoid whenever possible. You should be aware of the reasons why a license can be suspended, and try to avoid that risk in the first place. This is by far the easiest method to avoid a suspended license, but it’s not always that simple.

These Are the Top Five Causes for a Suspended License in California

1. Driving under the influence

2. Failing to pay traffic tickets or not appearing in court for a ticket

3. Accruing too many points on your driving record

4. Not having proof of insurance

5. Not paying child support, although a temporary license could be issued, but restricted to back and forth to work or for work.

As you can see, most of these reasons for a suspended license results from irresponsible behavior, and all of them can be avoided easily enough in most circumstances. Some of these offenses are relatively forgivable and happen to the best of us. Others are serious lapses that put others at risk through irresponsible behavior. If you’re accruing too many points on your driving record, there are things that you can do to reduce them so that you don’t end up losing your license.

In California, you can take an online traffic school for around $20 or $25, which will help both to reduce the points you might have accrued on your record as well as the added benefit of making your insurance premiums a bit more affordable. However, you can only use this every 18 months.

Causes for the Suspended License of Commercial Driver

• Driving under the influence
• Negligent operation of a commercial motor vehicle, resulting in a fatality
• Leaving the scene of a collision involving your commercial motor vehicle
• Refusing to take a blood alcohol test, or driving a commercial vehicle with a BAC of 0.04% or higher
• Committing a felony with your commercial motor vehicle
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While the best thing to do would be to avoid putting yourself in any of the circumstances that would result in your license being suspended in the first place, that doesn’t always happen. There are certain cases where you can either contest your citation or reach some compromise to avoid losing your driving privileges and sometimes it is possible to still commute to work with a restricted license as well as get your suspension terminated early, although this is almost never true for CDL holders.

If you find yourself in a situation where you risk a suspended license, it’s a good idea to find an expert traffic defense attorney to represent you. Bigger & Harman specialize in traffic cases and have the experience and knowledge to help you successfully contest a license suspension and to help you keep your commercial license. In fact, there is a DMV process many drivers are not aware of that they use statewide over the phone to possibly get your suspension set aside or get you probation. Bigger & Harman (email: attorney@markbigger.com) has successfully fought more than 1800 traffic tickets over the years, and they have a good reputation with the judge and court personnel in Inyo County in Independence, out there by DV, so don’t hesitate to enlist legal help today. Or, call for a FREE consultation, 661-349-9300

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