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Hi! I'm Heather. I've been a practicing attorney for the last 15 years, and I'd be happy to assist you for informational and educational purposes.
What state are you in, so that I can better assist?
How much above the limit were you going? What was the limit? What was your speed?
You were probably given a court date. Is it possible that you failed to appear at court?
Or alternatively, is it possible that you failed to pay the fine?
In CA, your can have your driver's license temporarily suspended if you get a ticket, and then do not follow through with paying the fine or going to court to contest it.
What did your ticket tell you to do?
So the ticket was paid in full, and on time?
Did the form you received give you an indication as to what the reason was for the suspension?
I know that if you cannot figure out why they suspended your license, and if you can't find out why on the form, you can call them at (###) ###-####to find out why. But based on what you said, usually it would be failure to pay the fine. I wonder if the payment was lost in the mail. Did you confirm that they received the payment and applied it to the right account?
Were the funds taken out of your bank account?
If I were your attorney, I'd probably have to call the dmv since it's not readily apparent why they suspended your license after you paid the ticket. Any chance the funds were applied to the wrong account?
You would have been given a case number, and the check you gave them maybe somehow didn't get applied to your case? You would have to telephone the court to follow up and see if the funds were applied to your case. It really sounds like a mistake was made.
I don't think so, if it was just an infraction speeding ticket.
13200. Whenever any person licensed under this code is convicted of a violation of any provision of this code relating to the speed of vehicles or a violation of Section*****may, unless this code makes mandatory a revocation by the department, suspend the privilege of the person to operate a motor vehicle for a period of not to exceed 30 days upon a first conviction, for a period of not to exceed 60 days upon a second conviction, and for a period of not to exceed six months upon a third or any subsequent conviction.
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