Driving on a Suspended License Facts
The DMV can suspend or revoke your driver's license for many reasons, including driving under the influence, drug possession, not carrying auto liability insurance, not filing an SR1 traffic collision report after an accident, medical conditions, failure to pay child support, and other reasons.
Driving on a suspended or revoked driver's license is a misdemeanor criminal charge, and you can be arrested and taken into custody. The punishments for driving on a suspended license can include a fine of up to $1000 and up to six months in jail. If you have previous criminal traffic convictions, the fine and jail time can both be increased. You may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car, and in some cases, the State of California may take away your car.