After a night at the bar with your friend, your friend realizes he is too intoxicated to drive you home. Your driver’s license has been revoked, but you think “what’s the harm?” and decide to drive his car home.
On the way, you swerve off the road and hit a guardrail. Your friend dies as a result from his injuries. What happens next for you? Here is a look at the potential charges you could face for driving with a revoked license or while your license is suspended and causing a fatal accident.
Driving With a Suspended or Revoked License (California Vehicle Code Section 14601)
There are various reasons why your license could be suspended or revoked by the DMV, including:
- DUI arrest or conviction
- Outstanding warrant
- Too many “points” on license due to traffic violations
- Medical issues
- No car insurance
- Failure to pay child support
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Failure to file a report with the DMV after an accident
- Failure to pay a civil judgment related to an automobile accident