Unlawful Use of a California Driver License

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What does the DMV determine is the unlawful use of a Driver License?   –   The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is empowered by the State Legislature and the California Vehicle Code (CVC) to issue all classes of driver license, endorsements and special certificates to those residents who are properly vetted and are properly trained and qualified to hold the driver license. If any licensed driver unlawfully uses a driver license issued to them, or if the licensed driver unlawfully allows another person to use the driver license, this is generally viewed as Fraudulent Activity and can result in the denial, suspension or revocation of the license.

The unlawful use of a driver license normally falls into one of these four categories: Permitting someone else to use a driver license issue to you, Possessing or using a driver license not issued to you, Possessing an altered or fraudulently obtained driver license and or Use of an altered or fraudulently obtained driver license.

Each of these categories is directly related to the unlawful possession or use of a driver license. Each of these categories will cause the DMV to initiate an investigation and to deny, suspend or revoke a driver license if there is evidence to support such action. The DMV’s action may also lead to criminal prosecution, if the facts warrant such a prosecution.

What happens if I am accused of the unlawful use of a Driver License?

If the California DMV receives information which suggests you have been involved in a Fraudulent Act involving the possession or use of a California Driver License, the department will conduct a cursory investigation to determine if there is merit to the allegation. If the DMV determines there is sufficient evidence to support the allegation, the DMV will act immediately to deny, suspend or revoke the driver license.

Normally an involved driver will receive notification by mail that the DMV has begun a suspension or revocation action. Most drivers will receive an “Order of Suspension/Revocation” advising that the DMV has begun the action to cancel the person’s driving privilege and that the accused must act quickly or they will be removed from the road.

If you are accused of the unlawful use of a Driver License, call us. We can help!

 The DMV experts at California Drivers Advocates have been fighting to protect the rights of California drivers for many years. We have encountered virtually every form of unlawful use of a driver license. Occasionally good people make mistakes and occasionally the DMV has their information wrong. Either way, you don’t want to face the power of the DMV by yourself.

Call California Drivers Advocates today. We can step into your case immediately and ensure you are properly protected from the beginning.

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About the Author:

Rob Collier
Mr. Collier served with distinction as a Law Enforcement Specialist with the United States Air Force and received an honorable discharge. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Security Police Academy and the United States Army Police Investigators School. While stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, Mr. Collier was one of the first Security Police Specialists to provide “close‐in” security for Space Shuttle Missions when that program was new. Mr. Collier is a Distinguished Graduate of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Academy (Class 228) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Weapons and Tactics School (SWAT). He received specialized training in basic accident investigation and determining speed from skids at the San Bernardino Sheriff Academy. For nearly 15 years, Mr. Collier was the Operations Officer for one of the most prominent specialty DUI law firms in the country. Reporting directly to that firm’s owner, Mr. Collier directed the day to day operations of DUI attorneys, investigators, expert witnesses and support staff. He developed the firm’s “white glove” policy of client care that is now the hallmark of our company. He has been involved in the preparation, investigation, and presentation of literally thousands of DMV administrative hearings throughout Southern California. Receiving hands on training from defense attorneys, retired DMV hearing officers, and some of the best scientific experts in the field, Mr. Collier possesses a unique level of experience; making him a true expert in the field of Administrative Advocacy. Mr. Collier is our Chief Advocate and available to represent clients in all categories of DMV hearings in California. If your case is assigned to one of our other professional advocates, Mr. Collier will personally review and supervise each case. He is accessible to each and every one of our clients.