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What is Involved in a Suspended License?

The traffic attorneys at Gold & Witham are qualified to help clients who are facing a suspended license in Southern California.

A driver may face license suspension on a number of grounds, but the most common is for points accumulated on his or her driving record. Points may be assessed for a speeding ticket, red light violation, reckless driving or DUI (driving under the influence). Information regarding driver’s license points can be found in Vehicle Code section 12810 at the DMV website. Click here to view California VC 12810, “Violation Point Count.”

Some examples of points assessed for Orange County traffic violations, resulting in a suspended license, include:

  • DUI – 2 points
  • Reckless driving – 2 points
  • A traffic accident for which you are responsible – 1 point

License Suspension – “Negligent Operator”

A traffic attorney can help you if you have been labeled a “Negligent Operator” because of too many points on your license. In California, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may label an individual a Negligent Operator and suspend or revoke his or her license based upon a certain number of points accumulated within a specific time period. 4 points in 12 months, 6 points in 24 months and 8 points in 36 months may result in license suspension.

Do you need a traffic lawyer? Contact Gold & Witham!

The traffic lawyers at Gold & Witham can provide legal representation at a DMV hearing, which you can request regarding the determination the DMV has made about your Negligent Operator status. Having an attorney at this hearing will make an enormous difference in the suspension of your California driver’s license or driving privileges. An aggressive and knowledgeable license suspension defense lawyer may be able to disprove or discount previous traffic citations or violations and thus work to ensure your license is not suspended.

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