When one fails to appear in court for a vehicle and traffic ticket the
Court and the Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend that individual’s
license. When that occurs if an individual continues driving with a suspended
license it could result in criminal charges of at least a misdemeanor
in the form of an AUO3rd.
In order to reinstate a driver’s license after a suspension for failure
to appear on a traffic ticket a scoff fee must be paid for each ticket
that a failure to respond to has occurred. The easiest way determine what
tickets have caused the suspension is to obtain a driver’s abstract
from the Department of Motor Vehicle. This document will explain all of
the causes for a suspension on an individual’s license.
Once the scoff fee has been paid a court appearance will be scheduled should
a “not guilty” plea be entered to the ticket. As a matter
of course I always recommend that an individual plead “not guilty”
to any ticket as pleading guilty can have severe consequences.