Regarding vehicle liability insurance changes
On January 1, 2006 all insurance companies were required to report insurance status to DMV for all private use vehicles. As of July 1, 2006 law enforcement and court personnel have access to DMV records to verify that your California registered vehicle is currently insured. Effective October 1, 2006 your vehicle registration is subject to suspension if the liabiiity insurance is cancelled or if your insurance has not electronically provided evidence of insurance when you purchase and register your vehicle or if you provide DMV with false insurance information. You must carry proof of insurance in your car at all times. If you are arrested for a misdemeaor or felony traffic related offense contact Christine McGuire, the Santa Cruz criminal defense attorney and the Santa Clara Couty criminal defense attorney.