DUI and Driving on a Suspended License
One of the potential consequences of a DUI conviction is a license suspension. Here in Los Angeles, this can be the most difficult consequence to deal with. The main priority for many of my clients is the preservation of driving privileges.
For some, a license suspension does not prevent them from driving. Of course, public transport is inefficient in Los Angeles and people need to drive for work. For those taking a chance, the obvious question is; So what if I get caught?
The police will impound a persons vehicle for thirty days following a driving on a suspended license arrest.
California Vehicle Code Section 14601.2 punishes driving on a suspended or revoked license as a result of a DUI conviction. Knowledge of the suspension must be proved. The penalties include informal probation, a fine and at least ten days of county jail. More jail time can be imposed for a probation violation on the original DUI charges. In addition, the court will also order the installation of an ignition interlock device in the defendant's vehicle.