Why you need an experienced driving on suspended license attorney when facing this charge
If you are charged with driving on a suspended license, it is imperative that you hire an experienced, aggressive California criminal defense attorney. California Vehicle Code Section 14601 makes it a misdemeanor to drive with a suspended license. In order to establish the offense, the prosecution must prove three elements. First, that the person cited was actually driving, second, that the driving privilege was suspended, and finally that the person charged with the violation had knowledge that his/her privilege had been suspended or revoked. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that all three elements have been satisfied.
A charge of CVC14601 can lead to fines, probation, and possibly jail time. Certain types of this offense require mandatory jail time upon conviction. For example, if your license is suspended due to a conviction for DUI then the law requires a jail sentence if you are found guilty of driving on a suspended license. Most courts require mandatory a substantial fine and probation upon a conviction for driving on a suspended license in Southern California.
Hiring an experienced criminal defense law firm cani greatly increase your chances of getting the charges against you dismissed, or reduced. An aggressive criminal defense attorney can fight for you to keep you out of jail and seek to significantly lower any fines or penalties that the court may seek to impose. Hiring an attorney is the best way to ensure a favorable result in your case.
Please feel free to contact Wallin and Klarich to discuss you case. You can reach us 24/7 at 877-466-5245 or go to our website at www.wklaw.com for more information.