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Maintaining Your Driving Privilege – Part 3

In California the right to drive is a privilege. One of the easiest ways to ensure that your license to drive will remain secure is to become informed. After reading this article, you will learn the some of the many different actions that can result in loss of your driving privilege. This is the third in a series of three articles on this topic.

This section deals with the driving privileges of minors and the actions that can result in their loss of their license. For more information on these matters, call the California DMV Lawyers at Wallin & Klarich.

Drug and Alcohol Related Offenses Committed by Minors

Drug and Alcohol Related Offenses by Person under Age 21
If you are a minor and convicted of an offense involving drugs or alcohol, a court will suspend your driver license for one year. If you do not yet have a driver license, the court will order the delay of the issuance of your license for one year.

Driving Under the Influence by a Minor
The DMV will revoke your driver license if you are a minor and are convicted of a DUI. The DMV may revoke your license for one year or until you reach 18 years of age, whichever is longer.

Miscellaneous Offenses Committed by Minors

Public Offense by Minor Involving Concealable Firearm
If you are a minor and are convicted of a public offense involving a concealable firearm, a court may suspend your license for five years. If you do not yet have a driver license, the court may then order the delay of the issuance of your license for five years.

Vandalism
If you are a minor and convicted of vandalism, a court will suspend your driver license for one year. If you do not yet have a driver license, the court will order the delay of the issuance of your driver license for one year.

Habitual Truant or Ward of Juvenile Court
If you are a minor and are a habitual truant or adjudged to be a ward of the court, a court may suspend your driver license for one year. If you do not yet have a driver license, the court may order the delay of the issuance of your license for one year.

The most important thing you can do after being cited and/or arrested is immediately go to www.wklawdmv.com and read about how Wallin & Klarich can help you avoid the suspension or revocation of your license, stay out of jail and avoid a large fine. Wallin & Klarich has been handling DMV hearings throughout Southern California for 30 years. Please remember if you are arrested your first call should be to Wallin & Klarich at 877-466-5245.

About Wallin & Klarich

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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.