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Larry E. Holtz

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Now includes a free copy of the California Penal and Vehicle Law Field Guide. Includes a valuable presentation of  Police Procedure: The Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, and Confession Law along with a listing of sections affected by legislation during the latest legislative session. Purchases now include a mobile application.


The newest edition of the California Vehicle Code Handbook features a valuable presentation of Police Procedure: The Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, and Confession Law. The publication also includes a listing of applicable sections affected by legislation during the latest session, along with an extensive index and table of contents for quick access to each area of the law.

Your purchase of the California Vehicle Code eBook, 2019 Edition now includes access to a mobile application that includes the following:

  • Fully searchable version of California Vehicle Code Handbook
  • Browse the table contents and quickly jump to a section of the code
  • Legal Changes
  • Blue Notes
  • Miranda warning

The latest legislative session affected more than 100 traffic laws. Highlights of changes to the Vehicle Code include:

  • Amends statutory law to comport with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota; repeals the imposition of criminal penalties for the refusal by a person to submit to or complete a blood test.
  • The Department of Motor Vehicles must include information regarding a person’s civil rights during a traffic stop, including the right to file a complaint against a peace officer, in the California Driver’s Handbook.



Larry E. Holtz

Larry E. Holtz has served the City of Atlantic City as a police officer, detective, sergeant and police attorney, where he earned over fifteen departmental commendations. He later served as an Assistant County Prosecutor and New Jersey Deputy Attorney General. During his tenure at the Attorney General’s Office, Law Enforcement, Legal Affairs Section, he co-authored the State’s Charging Manual, various Attorney General Guidelines and was the Executive Editor of the Division of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Reporter.

Mr. Holtz has also served as a municipal prosecutor for three towns in South Jersey, the Director of the Cape May County Police Academy, and as adjunct professor at Widener School of Law and Rowan University. He is a member of the bar in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Holtz has unmatched experience in the field of law enforcement, police training and instructor/teacher development. Over the past 30 years, he has designed and conducted basic, in-service and advanced training programs at various police academies and prosecutors’ offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has also designed and conducted advanced education seminars for New Jersey judges, attorneys, and professional educators.

Presently, Mr. Holtz is a criminal justice and law enforcement educator and consultant. He is the author of the New Jersey Law Enforcement Handbook, the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Handbook, the Texas Law Enforcement Handbook, Criminal Procedure for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Professionals (the Federal Law Enforcement Handbook), Criminal Evidence for Criminal Justice Professionals, Effective Law Enforcement Report Writing, and Formal Study Guides for the NJ Attorney General Guidelines, Title 2C, and the Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure. He is also published in the Dickinson Law Review, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Police and Security News, the National Academy Associate, and Law Enforcement Technology.


Highlights of the Recent Legislative Session

Sections Affected by Recent Legislation

California Legal Guidelines





General Provisions, §§ 1–95

1. Words and Phrases Defined, §§ 100–681

2. Administration, §§ 1500–3093

3. Registration of Vehicles and Certificates of Title, §§ 4000–9839

3.5 Registration and Transfer of Vessels, §§ 9840–9928

3.6. Vehicle Sales, §§ 9950–9993

4. Special Antitheft Laws, §§ 10500–10905

5. Occupational Licensing and Business Regulations, §§ 11100–12499

6. Drivers’ Licenses, §§ 12500–15326

6.5. Motor Vehicle Transactions with Minors, §§ 15500, 15501

6.7. Unattended Child in Motor Vehicle Safety Act, §§ 15600–15632

7. Financial Responsibility Law, §§ 16000–16560

9. Civil Liability, §§ 17000–17714

10. Accidents and Accident Reports, §§ 20000–20999

11. Rules of the Road, §§ 21000–23343

11.5. Sentencing for Driving While Under the Influence, §§ 23500–23702

12. Equipment of Vehicles, §§ 24000–28511

13. Towing and Loading Equipment, §§ 29000–31560

14. Transportation of Explosives, §§ 31600–31620

14.1. Transportation of Hazardous Material, §§ 32000–32053

14.3. Transportation of Inhalation Hazards, §§ 32100–32109

14.5. Transportation of Radioactive Materials, §§ 33000–33002

14.7. Flammable and Combustible Liquids, §§ 34000–34499

14.8. Safety Regulations, §§ 34500–34520.5

14.85. Motor Carriers of Property Permit Act, §§ 34600–34672

14.9. Motor Vehicle Damage Control, §§ 34700–34725

15. Size, Weight and Load, §§ 35000–35908

16 Implements of Husbandry, §§ 36000–36800

16.5. Off–Highway Vehicles, §§ 38000–38604

16.6. Autonomous Vehicles, §§ 38750, 38755

16.7. Registration and Licensing of Bicycles, §§ 39000–39013

16.8. Licensing of Bicycles [Repealed]

17. Offenses and Prosecution, §§ 40000.1–41610

18. Penalties and Disposition of Fees, Fines, and Forfeitures, §§ 42000–42277





Business and Professions Code

Education Code

Fish and Game Code

Food and Agricultural Code

Government Code

Harbors and Navigation Code

Health and Safety Code

Insurance Code

Labor Code

Public Resources Code

Public Utilities Code

Revenue and Taxation Code

Streets and Highways Code





List of Violations of the California Vehicle Code