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Old 11-17-2007, 03:02 PM   #2244
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Originally Posted by OHCM3 View Post
Yeah, you could probably burn a whole shift with 12500 reports. We have a check-off modified report form for 12500 or 14601, usually burns about 25 minutes...
This reminds me of a ticket that a coworker got. He was first cited for a 14601.1(a) Driving on a suspended license (which he claims he didn't know about ) then a couple of weeks later he received notice from the LASD that it was amended to a 12500(a), Driving without a valid license. Isn't that sort of reducing the charge for him?


By the way:

12500. (a) A person may not drive a motor vehicle upon a highway, unless the person then holds a valid driver's license issued under this code, except those persons who are expressly exempted under this code.

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14601. (a) No person shall drive a motor vehicle at any time when that person's driving privilege is suspended or revoked for reckless driving in violation of Section 23103 or 23104, any reason listed in subdivision (a) or (c) of Section 12806 authorizing the department to refuse to issue a license, negligent or incompetent operation of a motor vehicle as prescribed in subdivision (e) of Section 12809, or negligent operation as prescribed in Section 12810.5, if the person so driving has knowledge of the suspension or revocation. Knowledge shall be conclusively presumed if mailed notice has been given by the department to the person pursuant to Section 13106. The presumption
established by this subdivision is a presumption affecting the burden of proof.

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