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Revoked or Suspended Licenses Explained

Updated on August 15, 2016

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Wondering how a ticket or traffic violation affects your driving ability?

Driving is a privilege, not a right. There are many different reasons why your driving privilege could be revoked or suspended; some of which could be solely based on driving violations, while others result from disobeying State laws.

No matter the reason, you have lost your legal ability to drive and now have to determine how to reinstate your license or receive temporary driving privileges. The first step in renewing or reinstating your license is determining the reason why your license was revoked.

Reasons for Loss of License

Although there are a variety of reasons why your driving privileges could be taken away, there are a few scenarios that occur more frequently than others. Three of the most common reasons why your license could be revoked or suspended are: an accumulation of moving violation points, receiving a DUI, and driving with a suspended license.

Moving Violations and Points

One of the most common reasons for license suspension is an excessive accumulation of moving violations. For every moving violation – such as speeding or running a red light – you accumulate points on your license. When you have acquired a certain number of points in one period, your driving privileges could be suspended or terminated.

Here are the point accumulation levels and their coinciding punishments:

  • 8 or more points in 18 months: license suspended for one month
  • 12 or more points in 12 months: license suspended for one year
  • 18 or more points in 24 months: license suspended for one year
  • 24 or more points in 36 months: license suspended for one year

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

This very serious offense could result in an instant suspension of your license if you are found guilty of driving under the influence. If the DUI is a first offense, the suspension could only be as long as a month with some restrictions after the duration of the suspension; however, if the DUI is a second offense, your license will be revoked and you could be sentenced with jail time.

Any DUI after a second offense could result in a longer jail sentence and a revoked license for up to 10 years, and your license will only be able to be reinstated by a court order.

Driving With a Suspended License

If you have already lost your driving privileges or have restricted driving privileges when you are pulled over, you could increase the length of time on the original suspension and face up to five years of jail time. Even if you have a legal license and you are pulled over without it, you could still receive a license suspension charge.

Finding a Lawyer

If you have received a charge that resulted in the loss of your license, it is important to abide by the State laws. Once you know why your license was suspended, the next step is to contact a traffic ticket lawyer, as he or she has much more experience handling driving privilege cases than you.

A traffic lawyer would be able to assess the various offenses that you have committed and determine the best way to address the court in order to help reduce the points on your license or reduce the duration that your license will be suspended or revoked.

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