Q: My son got a vc12500 a and has no permit or license. I want to start the process of getting him licensed. Will he get a
Misdemeanor automatically since he didn’t have a permit to drive even? He was driving a small 2 seat dune buggy if it makes a difference.
A: DMV WILL PROBABLY NOT ADDRESS THIS FOR A YEAR B/C OF THE 12500.........SO BE PREPARED.
A: VC 12500 is a "wobbler" meaning it can be charged as a misdemeanor or as an infraction. In most instances, the charge is reduced to an infraction with a fine (no probation) or even dismissed in the "interests of justice" if you hire an attorney.
The key question is no the type of vehicle your son was operating but WHERE. VC 12500 only applies to persons driving on a highway (or public street). If your son was off roading the dune buggy, it's not an offense and all the more reason to hire an attorney.
A: With respect, I disagree. Have your son get his license ASAP. The 12500 will very likely be reduced to an infraction (just a fine, no record) if he gets his license. If necessary, you can even go to court and have your son ask for one delay to have more time to get it done.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.