It is a major inconvenience to have your driver’s license suspended. In many areas, it’s very difficult to survive without one. For example, we depend on these privileges to be able to drive to work every day, pick kids up from school, get groceries, and, in general, enjoy the freedom of getting from place to place on our own schedule. Because of this, having the privilege taken away for any amount of time can turn our lives upside-down. If you’re looking to fix any issues that exist with your driver’s license, we recommend consulting with a traffic attorney as they can help guide you in the right direction. Below, we’ve detailed a few things to keep in mind when consulting a lawyer about a suspended or revoked license.
HOW A DRIVER’S LICENSE CAN GET SUSPENDED
While there are various reasons a license could be suspended, some are more common than others. Depending on the basis for the suspension, there may be significant complexity in working towards reinstatement, overturning a suspension or obtaining a hardship license.
Some of the most common reasons a driver’s license can be suspended are as follows:
- Points resulting from moving violations
- Refusing to take a breath test
- Driving without a license or with a suspended license
- Driving without insurance
Additionally, some of the less common reasons a driver’s license can be suspended include the following:
- Providing false information
- Failure to pay a traffic ticket
- Failure to appear in court
- Physical or psychological disqualification
HOW AN ATTORNEY CAN HELP
It’s vital to know how to effectively deal with your license suspension. Sometimes, the issues are purely financial. Other times, attorneys can file motions to resolve past issues that have resulted in the suspension or revocation.
An attorney may be able to argue is for a hardship license. A hardship license allows one to drive a vehicle on a limited basis. For example, one could have privileges to drive to work, school, or for medical purposes only.
REINSTATING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE
The consequences of getting pulled over while driving with a suspended license are serious and not worth the risk. If you, or someone you know, has recently gotten their license suspended, you may be able to petition for a hardship license or reinstatement. Contact our traffic attorneys today to understand your options and get behind the wheel sooner than later.