Three people were arrested on Monday while driving away from the courthouse after being told by a judge not to drive.
Costa Mesa, Orange County, Police Officers, staked out sixteen offenders and followed them to the parking lot after they were instructed by a judge not to drive. Four of those people got behind the wheel and drove away from the courthouse. Officers stopped all four drivers and issued three citations for driving on a suspended license and one for driving while unlicensed. The sting was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
California drivers are subject to license suspensions for a variety of reasons including failure to appear in court or failure to pay fines, arrest or conviction for DUI, or being deemed a negligent operator for acquiring to many moving violation points. Depending on the reason for a suspension, a conviction can result in jail time, fines, the installation of an ignition interlock device and vehicle impoundment or forfeiture. Drivers may have the right to a DMV administrative hearing to contest their suspension.
If you are arrested for driving with a suspended license in Marin County call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.
For more information about suspended license charges or DMV hearings in San Rafael, San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Marin County DUI attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.