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Santa Cruz Lawyer for Driving with a Suspended License

Arrested for Driving with a Suspended License?

Santa Cruz Lawyer for Driving with a Suspended License

If you are seeking a Santa Cruz lawyer for driving with a suspended license, call Santa Cruz Criminal Defense Lawyer John W. Thornton. He handles driving with a suspended license cases for people throughout Santa Cruz. Call 831-566-4357 to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.

Attorney John W. Thornton is a committed criminal defense lawyer who focuses on issues related to the California Vehicle Code. If you have been accused of violating the California Vehicle Code or are suspected of any crime, he can help. People facing legal challenges throughout Santa Cruz have been turning to Mr. Thornton for more than 25 years. His two decades of legal experience give him the ability to create powerful legal strategies to lessen possible punishments. If you want to protect your rights, pursue reconciliation of your record, and work toward an expungement, Mr. Thornton can assist you. He may even be able to ensure that you retain your license. Contact us for a free phone consultation.

What are the Punishments for Driving with a Suspended License?

Many people see driving with a suspended license as a minor offense. California courts do not see it that way. Typical punishments for driving with a suspended license include more than $1000 in fines, your car being impounded, and even jail time. There may also be long-term consequences related to commercial driving privileges being revoked and insurance premiums increased. You can minimize your risk of these consequences, however. A skilled attorney can protect your rights. 

Often the DMV has neglected to even tell people that their licenses have been suspended, or they have claimed to have mailed notices, but the driver has not received the notice. If you were unaware of your license suspension, you cannot be punished for driving with a suspended license. 

Working with the California DMV is usually a bizarre process involving a maze of bureaucratic steps. The laws often don't make sense and are not well-known. And in cases of driving with a suspended license, there are often many procedures to work through.

Attorney John W. Thornton can represent you before the DMV and explain your situation. He regularly wades through the bureaucracy and guides clients toward re-establishing their driving privileges. He is an experienced and knowledgeable guide for the labyrinth of the DMV. 

As a full-service criminal defense lawyer, John W. Thornton can help you with accusations of driving on a suspended license, as well as other charges you are facing. He can also help you regain your driver's license. He has helped thousands of people throughout Northern California with all of their criminal charges from shoplifting to DUI. If you need legal help and want a rigorous defense of your rights from an attorney with a background in vehicular criminal defense, contact John W. Thornton.

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