Description

A person who drives a motor vehicle at any time when their driving privilege is suspended or revoked may be charged with Driving on a Suspended License. Penalties may depend upon the cause of license suspension or if you have prior conviction for Driving on a Suspended License.

What does the prosecutor have to prove?

1. Defendant drove a motor vehicle.
2. Defendant’s driving privilege had been previously suspended or revoked.
3. Defendant had knowledge that his or her driving privilege had been suspended or revoked. [Cal Crim No. 2220]

Punishment

Misdemeanor: 5-180 days

 

Can this be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor (“wobbler”)?No
Is this charge a strike?No
Is this charge a “serious felony”No
Is this charge a “violent felony”No
Do I have to register as a sex offender if convicted?No
Do I have to register as a drug offender if convicted?No
Do I lose my right to own or possess a firearm if convicted?No
Do I lose my right to vote if convicted?No
Am I eligible for a local sentence (PC § 1170(h)) if convicted?No
Am I eligible for PC § 1000 drug diversion if convicted?No
Am I eligible for Prop. 36 drug diversion if convicted?No
Am I required to give a DNA sample if convicted?No
Is this charge considered a “crime of moral turpitude” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “aggravated felony” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “controlled substance violation” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “domestic violence” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “firearm conviction” for immigration purposes?No