What are the consequences for a volation of VC 14610.5(a)(1)? 5 Answers as of July 04, 2013

He wrote the test twice one after the other. He failed in the first one and when he wrote the second one he had his own answer sheet. DMV called it as cheating and asked to leave. After a month he got a letter of Revocation under Violation of VC 14610.5(a)(1) and a choice for hearing. We contacted DMV they said to call safety-driving department. He has a hearing soon. Please let me know what are the consequences.

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Law Offices of Scott Tibbedeaux
Law Offices of Scott Tibbedeaux | Scott Tibbedeaux
Under 14610.5(b), a first conviction is punishable as either an infraction or a misdemeanor; a second or subsequent conviction is punishable as a misdemeanor. Other consequences can be handed down by DMV related to license revocation, suspension and renewal.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/19/2011
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
Loss of his driving privilege for an undetermined period of time. Also it is a misdemeanor and he can be charged with it in court. Anything he says at the DMV hearing can be used against him. Since you do not know what the evidence is against him, you should request it before he says anything. It would be best to have an attorney.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/8/2011
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Same answer as before if he is charged with a criminal misdemeanor and cited to court as you stated or implied in that post: Youll learn the actual charge[s] filed against you when you appear for arraignment at your first court hearing. The prosecutor can amend at any time he feels he can prove additional or different charges. A first conviction under this section is punishable as either an infraction or a misdemeanor ; a second or subsequent conviction is punishable as a misdemeanor. When charged with a misdemeanor, you potentially face up to 6-12 months in jail, plus fines up to $1000. If this constitutes a probation or parole violation, factor those new and old charge[s] in as well. DMV takes such things seriously, I would assume you will be charged with a misdemeanor. If serious about hiring counsel to help you in this, and if this is in SoCal courts, feel free to contact me. At a separate DMV hearing, the issue is license revocation, suspension, renewal issues, etc. That is separte from the criminal charges. He also needs an attorney there.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/7/2011
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Most likely a revocation for at least 1 year. An attorney should be contacted ASAP, because there is almost no chance you can win the hearing by yourself, especially when you don't understand the issues and the law behind them.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/7/2011
Law Offices of Elliott Zarabi
Law Offices of Elliott Zarabi | Elliott Zarabi
An Infraction or a Misdemeanor. Push for the infraction, pay the fine and be done with it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/4/2013
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