Driving on Suspended License

DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED OR REVOKED LICENSE

It is illegal for a person to drive a vehicle while his or her license is suspended or revoked.  This crime is committed when the person drove a motor vehicle while his or her driver’s license was suspended or revoked for whatever reason(s) under Vehicle code and when that person drove, he or she knew that his or her driver’s license was suspended or revoked.
If the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) mailed a notice to that person telling him or her that his or her driver’s license had been suspended or revoked and the notice was sent to the most recent address reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or any more recent address reported by the person, a court or a law enforcement agency and the notice was not returned to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as undeliverable or unclaimed, then it may be concluded that the person knew his or her driver’s license was suspended or revoked.
If a court informed the person that his or her driver’s license had been suspended or revoked, than it may be concluded that the person knew his or her driver’s license was suspended or revoked.
Driving with a suspended license or revoked license is a misdemeanor.