Absolutely NO! When a police officer takes the action of seizing a person’s driver’s license, it is normally an immediate suspension of that person’s driving privilege. In most instances, the officer will replace your driver license with a pink colored temporary driver license. An attempt to circumvent the process is illegal and completely unnecessary. CDA has been informed that many attorneys will advise people to quickly approach the DMV, report their driver license as being lost, and immediately apply for a duplicate driver license.
Taking this action is a conscious act of guilt, may cause the DMV to draw you into another Administrative Hearing for fraudulent activity; and, most importantly, is a felony crime. When applying for the duplicate driver license, the applicant must sign, under the Penalty for Perjury, that they are legally entitled to the duplicate license and that all information contained in the application is true and correct.
Don’t do this to yourself. Simply go to your local DMV Field Office and apply for a California Identification Card. You are entitled to this form of ID and it is perfectly legal to make this application. Don’t try to pull a fast one. Ultimately, you could be discovered and face much more severe penalties. If you have any questions, call CDA. Our experts can advise you best how to proceed.
There is no simple answer to this question. There are a variety of reasons the DMV may suspend or revoke a person’s driving privilege. The length of suspension or revocation can be affected by the reason for suspension; whether or not the driver has prior incidents of the same nature; or if the DMV Hearing Officer believes the driver may be an on-going danger to the motoring public.
The California Driver License may be suspended for as little as one month or may be revoked for a number of years. In some rare instances, the driver license may be fully revoked for life. If you have questions about your term of suspension or revocation, Call CDA. Our experts can research your issue and provide answers to your questions.
Simply defined, an Ignition Interlock Device, also known as an IID, is a breath machine which is attached electronically to the ignition of an automobile. Although the science of these devices is complicated, the goal of the IID is to ensure that the driver of a vehicle has no alcohol in his or her blood stream. A driver entering a vehicle which is equipped with an IID must blow into a mouthpiece before the vehicle’s engine will start. If the device determines the driver’s breath is alcohol-free, the engine will start. If the device determines that the driver has alcohol on his or her breath, the device will lock-out the ignition and the car will not start until the device is reset by a company technician.
Typically, a court will order the installation of an IID into a driver’s car following a conviction for DUI where the driver has prior convictions for DUI. Additionally, the California Legislature is allowing a pilot program to operate in the counties of Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare, which requires that ALL persons convicted of DUI must install an IID device in any car they operate. Even 1st offenders are being forced to install and maintain these devices in their cars for specified periods of time.
The law surrounding these devices is still a bit murky and the issues are complicated. If you have been ordered to install an IID in your car, call CDA. We can answer your questions and refer you to some of the industry’s best experts.
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