Frequently Asked Questions About Licenses And DMV

For discussion answering the questions below and related questions regarding California driver's license issues, see the web pages below or contact Beat DMV in Sherman Oaks, a division of the Law Office of Rodney Gould. Our lawyers represent clients with substantial DMV problems.

Questions about California driver's licenses:

Read our answers to these questions about driver's licenses and other common concerns:

  • Am I a California resident?
  • How long do I have to get my California license?
  • What is a canceled license?
  • What is a Class A license?
  • What is a Class B license?
  • What is a Class C license?
  • What is a combination of vehicles?
  • What is a commercial driver's license?
  • What is a commercial vehicle?
  • Is a taxicab a commercial vehicle?
  • Is a limousine a commercial vehicle?
  • Is a Lyft car or Uber car a commercial vehicle?

Questions about rules of the road:

Read our answers to these questions and discussion of other issues about rules violations:

  • What is evading a police officer?
  • What is felony evading a police officer?
  • What is reckless driving?
  • What is wet reckless driving?

Questions about points:

Read our answers to these and other questions about points and related issues:

  • How many points is a speeding ticket? How many points is driving too fast for conditions? How many points is excessive speed?
  • What is a negligent operator?
  • How many points can you have on your license?
  • How many points can you have on a provisional license?
  • How many points is a DUI?
  • How many points is a reckless driving citation?
  • How many points is a red-light ticket?
  • How many points is a wet reckless driving?
  • How many points is a jaywalking ticket?
  • How many points is a seat belt ticket?
  • How many points is a cellphone ticket?
  • How many points is a bicycle violation?
  • How many points is an under 21 DUI under VC 23140?

Questions about hearings:

Read our answers to these questions about hearings, as well as related commentary:

  • What happens if I miss the deadline to request a hearing?
  • May DMV use hearsay evidence at a hearing?
  • What happens if I miss my DMV hearing?
  • What is an admin per se hearing (APS hearing)?

Questions about suspensions:

Read our answers to these questions about suspended licenses:

  • What happens if I miss my court date?
  • What is a refusal?
  • What is implied consent?
  • What is departmental review?

Questions about writs:

Learn about writs by reading our answers to these questions on the topic:

  • What is a writ of mandate? What is a writ of mandamus? What is an administrative writ?
  • How do I get a writ of mandate?
  • How much does a writ cost?
  • What is a stay?

Your Own Questions

When you face special problems involving these and other driver's license challenges, call us at 818-981-1760 or send an email inquiry and learn how Beat DMV can help.