Question: 12500 Driving without license in Los Angeles. Penalty for missing court date? Chances of getting reduced to infraction?

Answer: If you miss court date (and don’t have a privately retained defense attorney handling your case), the Judge may either put a hold on your drivers license, issue a bench warrant, and/or attach a financial civil assessment (financial penalty). If you retain me (or any other privately retained attorney), I can handle the hearing(s) and resolve the case for you without you needing to be present. Also, I have had a lot of luck getting 12500 driving without a valid license charges completely dismissed or reduced to infraction. Actually, I have handled a bunch of these cases across Southern California and have always been successful of at least getting the charges reduced to an infraction (even if the clients had prior 12500 driving without a license convictions).
Phil Hache,
Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts