State Senator Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys recently introduced SB881 – a new bill that would restore driving privileges to millions of eligible Californians. Currently, the DMV, along with state traffic courts, use suspensions as a way to pressure motorists to pay traffic tickets or other court ordered penalties. This, unfortunately, leads to further trouble, as suspended drivers are unable to find work, continue working at their current job, or even prevent their cars from being towed.
The way the law is currently structured, individuals in lower income brackets are hit hardest – particularly minorities. As Gov. Jerry Brown has stated, the way the system is currently organized leads unsuspecting citizens into a “hellhole of desperation.”
Of course, the proposed legislation only applies to eligible motorists. Individuals who have been convicted of a DUI or similar offense will not be able to reinstate their privileges. Until the bill is put into law, individuals who are caught driving on a suspended license could further complicate their lives with fines and jail time. If you are facing such charges, contact Criminal Defense Incorporated to review your rights and defense options.
We’ve helped many people get their driving privileges back. Contact Criminal Defense Incorporated to find out how we can help you. Call us at (800) 458-1488.