Countless young people plead guilty to Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, pay a small fine, and leave the courthouse thinking the matter is behind them. Then several weeks later, they receive notice that their license has been suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles because of a conviction that has absolutely nothing to do with a motor vehicle. This is not part of the court’s sentence; it is the DMV acting on its own, based purely on the conviction.
The best remedy is to avoid a conviction in the first place. If that becomes impossible, DMV consequences can become part of the discussion at court. Either way, an attorney that is experienced and knowledgeable in these matters is invaluable in helping to avoid unpleasant surprises and lasting consequences.