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Unlawful Use of a California Driver License

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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