(a) (1) For each conviction of a minor who commits a public offense involving a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, the court may suspend the minor’s driving privilege for five years. If the minor convicted does not yet have the privilege to drive, the court may order the department to delay issuing the privilege to drive for five years subsequent to the time the person becomes legally eligible to drive. For each successive offense, the court may suspend the minor’s driving privilege for those possessing a license or delay the eligibility for those not in possession of a license at the time of their conviction for one additional year.
(2) (A) Any minor whose driving privilege is suspended pursuant to this section may elect to reduce the period of suspension or delay imposed by the court by performing community service under the supervision of the probation department if both of the following conditions are met:
(i) At least 50 percent of the suspension or delay period has expired.
(ii) The person has not been the subject of any other criminal conviction during the suspension or delay period.
(B) If the conditions specified in subparagraph (A) are met, the period of suspension or delay ordered under paragraph (1) shall be reduced at the rate of one day for each hour of community service performed.
(3) As used in this section, the term “conviction” includes the findings in juvenile proceedings specified in Section 13105.
(b) (1) Whenever the court suspends driving privileges pursuant to subdivision (a), the court in which the conviction is had shall require all driver’s licenses held by the person to be surrendered to the court. The court shall, within 10 days following the conviction, transmit a certified abstract of the conviction, together with any driver’s licenses surrendered, to the department.
(2) Violations of restrictions imposed pursuant to this section are subject to Section 14603.
(c) When the court is considering suspending or delaying driving privileges pursuant to subdivision (a), the court shall consider if a personal or family hardship exists that requires the person to have a driver’s license for his or her own, or a member of his or her family’s, employment or medically related purposes.
(d) The suspension, restriction, or delay of driving privileges pursuant to this section shall be in addition to any penalty imposed upon conviction for the offense.
(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 854, Sec. 67. Effective January 1, 2002.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018