There are many crimes that can result in a temporary license suspension, including drunk driving, many juvenile crimes, violating the implied consent law, reckless driving, joyriding and more. What most people don’t know is that there are also some crimes that can result in a lifetime license revocation of your Class A, B or C licenses, meaning you will never be able to legally get this type driver’s license in California again. If you have been charged with a crime that can result in a lifetime suspension of your driving privileges, an Oceanside traffic crime defense lawyer can help.
Assault Using a Vehicle as a Deadly Weapon
One of the only crimes that can result in a lifetime license suspension for the most common type of driver’s license, Class C, is an assault on another person using a vehicle as the weapon. There is a specific allegation for use of a vehicle in committing a Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon. If that allegation is found true, then the DMV is required to revoke the guilty party’s license for life without any exceptions or reinstatement. It is essentially the Death Penalty for a driver’s license. There are however less drastic measures if the prosecution drops the use of a vehicle allegation. In general, any use of a vehicle while committing a felony will result in a temporary driver’s license suspension but not one that lasts for life.
Assault with a deadly weapon using a vehicle carries very lengthy sentences and the lifetime license suspension is yet another reason it is so important to fight this serious offense with the help of an Oceanside violent crimes lawyer, especially if you were acting in self defense or if the act was wrongly interpreted as an act of an aggression when it was actually a genuine accident.
Lifetime Commercial Driver’s License Revocations
Commercial drivers who are convicted of certain crimes can lose their ability to possess a commercial license for the rest of their lives. While they can still drive a passenger vehicle, they will no longer be able to drive commercial vehicles and will lose their ability to earn income this way. Any combination of two of the following offenses can result in a lifelong ban from possessing a Class A or Class B license:
- Receiving more than one DUI (commercial drivers are subject to a .04%)
- Hit and run accident
- Evading a police officer
- Using a vehicle to commit a felony
- Driving a commercial vehicle with a suspended commercial vehicle license
- Refusing to submit to a chemical test when asked to
If you are a commercial truck driver who has been accused of one of these crimes, an Oceanside DUI lawyer can help you fight these charges and represent you at the DMV hearing, in order to help you protect your license and your livelihood.
Anyone who has been accused of a crime that may result in a lifetime license suspension should immediately contact an Oceanside criminal attorney with experience handling misdemeanor and felony traffic crimes. You can schedule a free initial consultation with Peter M. Liss by calling (760) 643-4050.