Drivers' License for Undocumented Immigrants
Obtaining an AB 60 Driver's License
On January 1, 2015, California Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) took effect, allowing
undocumented immigrants to obtain California driver's licenses. AB
60 was designed to improve safety on public roadways by ensuring more
drivers are properly trained, licensed, and insured. The California Department
of Motor Vehicles (DMV) expects to handle as many as 1.4 million applications
for AB 60 driver's licenses.
Under AB 60, undocumented immigrants are allowed to apply for a California
driver's license and will not be required to show proof of lawful
presence. Applicants must pass a written test and behind-the-wheel test,
and must show proof of auto insurance. The AB 60 driver's license
is recognized by California law enforcement as a valid state-issued identification
but cannot be used to prove your identity at U.S. border crossings. AB
60 licenses cannot be used by law enforcement as a basis to arrest undocumented
immigrant drivers or share their information with other government agencies.
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Criminal & Driving History
Undocumented immigrants may face difficulties if they have negative driving
or criminal histories. Certain traffic offenses, criminal convictions,
or outstanding cases may prevent undocumented immigrants from obtaining
an AB 60 license.
Examples of offenses that may affect AB 60 eligibility include:
- Traffic tickets
- Outstanding citations
- Out-of-state offenses
- Hit and run
- Driving under the influence
If you are looking to apply for an AB 60 license and have traffic offenses
or criminal convictions on your record, you may have difficulty obtaining
a driver's license. The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at
Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners can help you learn more about your
current situation, eligibility to apply for a license under AB 60, and
how we can help you address issues with your driving or criminal history.
It is best to have this conversation with a lawyer before applying for
an AB 60 license, as there may be risks involved.
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Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners is available to meet personally with
anyone who has questions about their driving / criminal record and AB
60 driver's license applications. To discuss your case and how our
lawyers can help you,
contact our firm today.