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New California law prevents driver’s license suspensions

On June 27, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed a bill that will provide protection from driver’s license suspensions for individuals with unpaid fines, according to the Associated Press. Under the new law, the courts will not be able to suspend a person’s driver’s license for unpaid fines incurred through certain traffic infractions. The provisions will not apply to persons whose licenses are already suspended. Proponents of the new law reason that the suspension of a driver’s license for unpaid fines is an inefficient means of obtaining payment for fees because it undermines an individual’s ability to drive to work without breaking the law. Put simply, according to supporters, the new law is designed to avoid punishing people for being poor. Nonetheless, failure to appear in court may still cause a person to incur additional fines and be subject to license suspension.

Filing for a restricted license

As has been detailed on this blog before, refusing to take a chemical sobriety test or registering a blood alcohol concentration reading of greater than the legal limit for your current situation will likely result in your license being suspended or revoked. Yet like many of those in Encino that we at Mr. Ticket – The Law Offices of Amir Soleimanian and Associates, Inc. have worked with in the past, you still may need to travel to work as well as other places. If your public transportation options are limited, is there a way to regain your driving privileges, even if only on a conditional basis?

Can minors have their licenses suspended?

When it comes to teenage traffic laws, strict guidelines are in place to prevent accidents and encourage your teen's obedience. These rules are necessary, as evidenced by the studies reported by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles which claims that the highest rates of injury, collision and traffic conviction belong to drivers between the ages of 15 and 19. Even though these drivers only travel half as many miles as adults, they are twice as likely to end up in a collision.

What to do when your driver’s license is suspended

There are certain situations where you may have your driver’s license revoked or suspended under California law. This can make it nearly impossible to travel to work, school or anywhere else that you need to go. At the Law Offices of Amir Soleimanian & Associates, we know that having your driver’s license taken away can be a major inconvenience. It is crucial that you understand why your license was revoked, as well as what you can do in order to retain possession of your driver's license.

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