John McCurley

Attorney

John McCurley started writing criminal law articles for Nolo as a freelancer in 2015. He joined the Nolo staff as a Legal Editor in 2016.  

Education. John has a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from the University of California, San Diego, and completed law school at the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2008.

Legal training. During law school, John became interested in the criminal justice system while interning with the Prison Law Office and the San Francisco and Contra Costa County public defender’s offices. After graduating and passing the California Bar in 2008, John practiced criminal defense and juvenile dependency law, primarily doing writs and appeals.

Legal career. John is currently a member of the California State Bar and has been a certified appellate law specialist since 2017 (certification from by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization). John maintains a small private practice in San Diego (see www.mccurleylaw.com), handling mostly court-appointed juvenile dependency appeals out of various Southern California counties. He has a number published victories, including In re Juarez (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 1316, K.F. v. Superior Court (2014) 224 Cal.App.4th 1369, People v. Hill (2015) 236 Cal.App.4th 1100 (co-counsel), and In re Bianca S. (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 1272.


Articles By John McCurley

Driving on a Suspended License in Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, your driver's license may be suspended or revoked for a range of reasons. Driving on a suspended or revoked license is illegal. In some situations, it may result in civil penalties called forfeitures (loss of your property). For certain revocations, you may be charged with a crime involving fines and the possibility of jail time.
Driving on a Suspended License in Rhode Island
If you are licensed to drive in Rhode Island, your driving privileges be suspended or revoked for a range of criminal convictions, driving offenses, or other reasons. Driving while your license is suspended or revoked is a crime.
Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License in West Virginia
West Virginia driver's licenses may be suspended for a variety of reasons. If you drive while your license is suspended or revoked, you may be charged with a crime.
Driving on a Suspended License in Indiana
Indiana driver's licenses may be suspended or revoked for driving without insurance, delinquency on child support, accumulating points on your license, or numerous other causes. If you drive while your license is suspended or revoked, you may face criminal charges with the possibility of fines and even jail time.
Driving on a Suspended License in Utah
Like all states, Utah may suspend or revoke your license for a variety of reasons. Driving while your license is suspended or revoked is a crime. A conviction may result in fines or jail time.
Driving on a Suspended License in Texas
Like all states, Texas may suspend or revoke your license for many reasons. The state takes a suspension or revocation seriously and may charge you with a crime if you drive when your license is not valid.
Driving on a Suspended License in South Carolina
In South Carolina, your driver's license may be suspended or revoked for a range of reasons. Driving on a suspended or revoked license is a crime. If you are convicted, you could be fined or given a jail sentence.
Driving on a Suspended License in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, your driving privileges may be suspended or revoked for several reasons. If you drive on a suspended or revoked license, you may be charged with a crime. Fines and sometimes a jail sentence can be the result.
Driving on a Suspended License in Oregon
Many driving offenses and convictions will result in your license being suspended or revoked in Oregon. If you drive while your license is suspended or revoked, you could be charged with a crime.
Driving on a Suspended License in Oklahoma
Your Oklahoma driver's license may be suspended or revoked for a range of reasons. If you drive while your license is suspended or revoked, you could be charged with a crime.