my husband's license was suspended for not paying a ticket. now he missed the court date. what do we do?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): California
never got anything in the mail, but paid past due ticket
Good evening! I can help you out with your legal question tonight. You need to call the court and reset the hearing date. You will then need to go to the hearing and/or pay the fine. There may be a warrant out for your husband's arrest, which may need to be quashed so ask the court when you call them.
Once the ticket is resolved, you will need to contact the DMV to release the suspension. There may be another form you need to fill out with the DMV also, but it is all based upon the court's decision/release.
Ok, that sounds easy, but what does quashed mean? How does he get his license back?
Quashed? Does he need a lawyer for court? Can he go to jail?
If there is a warrant out for his arrest, he can do a Motion to Quash the Warrant. He can also just go to the hearing and ask the judge to quash it (so there is no warrant out for his arrest). He won't get his license back until the fines are paid with the court and the DMV paperwork is filled out.
Technically yes, he could go to jail, but that usually doesn't happen for traffic tickets.
thank you. I feel much better. Will do tomorrow. So, he really doesn't need an attorney at court??
No, he won't need an attorney. You are very welcome and have a good night! Please accept so that I can continue to help others.
what do you mean 'accept'?
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