Charged With Vehicle Code 14601.3 (Habitual Offender for Driving on a Suspended License?)
What is the Charge of Vehicle Code 14601.3?
California Vehicle Code 14601.3 is a misdemeanor alleging that a person is a Habitual Offender because they have suffered prior convictions related to Driving on a Suspended License. This is a very serious charge and often times, the prosecution seeks jail time and a permanent impound of a person’s vehicle.
Consequences of CVC 14601.3
A CVC 14601.3 Charge carries serious consequences. These include
- Jail (Mandatory 30 days)
- Misdemeanor Probation
- Fines up to $1400
- Car Impound
- 2 DMV points
- Public Work Service
- A permanent criminal record.
- Subject to habitual offender status
We can Help!
If you have been charged with engaging in a CVC 14601.3, we can help. We have successfully defended hundreds of these very serious misdemeanors. We have the knowledge and skill to make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
Often times a traffic misdemeanor can be favorably resolved with some creative plea bargaining. Plea bargaining is where the defendant pleads to lesser charges to avoid the penalties of the more severe charges. In a 14601.3 case a common plea bargain is for the prosecution to dismiss a prior conviction for driving on a suspended license. This would bring down the amount of custody time substantially. Plea bargaining doesn’t happen automatically. It requires a skilled negotiator and advocate to convince the prosecution to reduce the charges.
Successfully defending a misdemeanor case may include the following procedures:
- Court Appearances
- DMV “Admin Per Se” Hearing
- DMV License Status Hearing
- Motion Hearings on discovery and evidence admissibility/suppression
- Prosecutor Negotiation
- Judge or Jury Trial
- Plea Bargaining
Some of the strategies we employ may include the following:
- Discovery Sanctions
- Subpoenaing Documents
- Trial Continuances
- Pitchess Motions
- Witness 402 Hearings
- and others…
If you are charged with a Traffic Misdemeanor or DUI, hire California’s best traffic law firm. We can help you get a great result on your case. To learn more about our procedures and how we can represent you, call the California Ticket King at 877-985-0002 or email our attorneys at firstname.lastname@example.org.