Driving on a Suspended License Court Sting

07 September 2013

During the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” DUI campaign, the Orange County Sheriff Department announced that they would be conducting Court Sting Operations.

Court Sting Operations consist of police officers following people who have had their driver license suspended after leaving court.  If the officers see the defendant enter a vehicle and drive away, the defendant is stopped and cited with a new charge for driving on a suspended license.

On August 24, 2012, the Orange County Sheriff Department arrested 6 people leaving the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, California during a Court Sting Operation.  The 6 defendants’ licenses were suspended for driving under the influence and were warned prior to leaving court that it was against the law to drive without a valid driver license.

Driving on a suspended license is a misdemeanor.  The penalty depends on why your license was suspended.  If your license was suspended because of a DUI, a first time conviction of this charge requires a minimum of 10 days in county jail and a maximum of 6 months in jail.  There are also fines and fees that come with a misdemeanor conviction.

If you were arrested for driving on a suspended license, call the Law Offices of Nam Q. Doan | OC Legal Defense today at (714)248-DOAN(3626).  I will fight to keep you out of jail and get your charges dismissed.  For more information, visit www.OCLegalDefense.com and read the Driving on a Suspended License section.

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