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Suspended Driving License Questions Answered

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A suspended driving license is a revocation of your driving privileges. Each state in the U.S., through their coordinating Department of Motor Vehicles, implements a unique system to initiate driver’s license suspensions. Furthermore, states will also utilize their own protocol to reinstate previously-suspended licenses. When your driving license is suspended you are temporarily not allowed to operate a motor vehicle until the license is reactivated. Driving with a suspended license is illegal in all 50 states; each state will implement various penalties that can range from fines to jail time. What Actions Constitute a Suspension? As stated above, each U.S. state will implement their own regulations regarding which actions will prompt the suspension of a driving license. In general; however, the following actions will temporarily terminate an individual’s ability to legally operate a motor vehicle: A conviction for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol Any felony in the commission of which an automobile was used Fraudulent or fictitious use of or application for a driver’s license Racing Hit and run Refusal to take a chemical test for intoxication (will vary based on state) Operating a vehicle with a revoked, suspended or cancelled registration Conviction for driving without automobile insurance will necessitate a 60-90 day suspension Suspended License What is a Suspended Driving License? A suspended driving license is a revocation of your driving privileges. Each state in the U.S., through their coordinating Department of Motor Vehicles, implements a unique system to initiate driver’s license suspensions. Furthermore, states will also utilize their own protocol to reinstate previously-suspended licenses. When your driving license is suspended you are temporarily not allowed to operate a motor vehicle until the license is reactivated. Driving with a suspended license is illegal in all 50 states; each state will implement various penalties that can range from fines to jail time. What Actions Constitute a Suspension? As stated above, each U.S. state will implement their own regulations regarding which actions will prompt the suspension of a driving license. In general; however, the following actions will temporarily terminate an individual’s ability to legally operate a motor vehicle: A conviction for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol Any felony in the commission of which an automobile was used Fraudulent or fictitious use of or application for a driver’s license Racing Hit and run Refusal to take a chemical test for intoxication (will vary based on state) Operating a vehicle with a revoked, suspended or cancelled registration Conviction for driving without automobile insurance will necessitate a 60-90 day suspension If convicted for driving while license is revoked, suspended or canceled, the license will be further suspended Failure to appear in court or respond to a traffic/parking ticket Convicted of possession, distribution, cultivation, sale or transfer of a controlled substance A department of motor vehicles will suspend your driving license if you accumulate a certain number of points; this figure will fluctuate based on state. How do I Restore my Driving License? The process to restore your driving license will vary based on state law; however, the majority of states will restore your driving license once you have paid a restoration fee and all applicable court costs. You will receive a notice of restoration from your coordinating DMV after you have completed your suspension period. This notice will include instruction regarding how to get your license back.If convicted for driving while license is revoked, suspended or canceled, the license will be further suspended Failure to appear in court or respond to a traffic/parking ticket Convicted of possession, distribution, cultivation, sale or transfer of a controlled substance A department of motor vehicles will suspend your driving license if you accumulate a certain number of points; this figure will fluctuate based on state. How do I Restore my Driving License? The process to restore your driving license will vary based on state law; however, the majority of states will restore your driving license once you have paid a restoration fee and all applicable court costs. You will receive a notice of restoration from your coordinating DMV after you have completed your suspension period. This notice will include instruction regarding how to get your license back.

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