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VC 12500(a) Driving without a license in California

The Basics of VC 12500 California Vehicle Code Section 12500 or VC 12500(a) requires you to have a valid license to drive a car in California.  Seems simple enough right? You gotta have a license to drive, everyone knows that by the time they are old enough to drive.   No license? Pulled over? YouContinue Reading

DUI Defenses That Work – The No Drive Defense

DUI defenses that work, the “No drive” defense. When it comes to DUI law, there are two types of DUI defenses.  The first type would be DUI defenses that sound nice on paper or in your lawyer’s office.   These are great for legal debates or a nice scholarly article, but they won’t do youContinue Reading

Will getting my new case dismissed make my probation violation go away?

I practice criminal defense in Los Angeles, Orange County, and everywhere else in Southern California.   Like a true Sureno, I handle everything south of Bako.   A question that comes up quite is bit deals with clients facing a probation violation in connection with a new case.     The most common scenario involvesContinue Reading

How much will my ticket cost if I hire a Los Angeles traffic ticket lawyer?

Is it worth the money to hire a Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Lawyer?   This is a question I get asked everyday in my office.  Some people will call and beat around the bush, others get right down to the point and just ask.  If my LA traffic ticket costs $500, why would I payContinue Reading

DMV Court Codes for Los Angeles County Traffic Tickets

DMV Court Codes for LA County Traffic Tickets For some reason DMV court codes are one of the more closely guarded secrets in the California traffic court system.    Many DMV employees and traffic court clerks treat the handbook as some sort of holy grail that can not be shared with the public eye.  Continue Reading