An individual might face a revocation or suspension of driving license if he/she commits certain offenses. A revocation or the suspension means that the person’s right to drive a vehicle is terminated for some time. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the court can suspend an individual’s driving license in California.
Reasons for the Suspension of Driving LicensebBail
Sections 13100-13376 of the California Vehicle Code mention the complete list of offenses that might lead to suspension of driving license. Some of these offenses are:
- Reckless Driving
- History of Drug or Alcohol Abuse
- Physical/Mental Disability
- Being Declared a Negligent Driver
Penalties for Driving with a Suspended License
Penalties depend on the reason why the license was suspended or revoked. According to section 14601 of California’s vehicle code, the sentencing for non-DUI related offenses include:
- A fine of US $300 to US $1000 and a jail term ranging from 5 days to 6 months for the first time conviction.
- If it’s a second offense within 5 years, there is a fine of US $500 to US $2000 and jail term between 10 days to a maximum of 1 year.
Other Consequences of Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
Other penalties include confiscation of the vehicle you were driving by the law enforcement agencies for a maximum period of 30 days. You have to pay a penalty of US $50 per day for storage in addition to the fee required for towing the vehicle. Your car insurance provider might increase the premiums or cancel your insurance.
Bail for Driving with a Suspended License
If you are arrested for driving with a suspended license, you have the right to legally defend yourself and apply for bail so you can get out of jail as soon as possible. You should choose a bail bond agency in close proximity to the jail as they know all the local laws of that area.
Signature Bail Bonds is a leading bail bond agency in Orange County. We can help you get out on bail if you are charged driving with a suspended license. For more information about our services, please call us on (714) 240-2245 .