Find Out About Suspended Driver’s Licenses

Having your driver’s license suspended can be a problem for those who depend on their vehicles.

A suspended driver’s license means it is temporarily out of order and you cannot legally drive with it until you take the proper course of action to get it reinstated.

1. Getting Started – Driver’s License Reinstatement Assistance

Getting back your driver’s license that you may have let lapse, forgot to renew or a suspended license reinstated will have a few requirements. Make sure you have fulfilled all the classes needed and have certificate to the class with you either on your phone in pdf or in person.

Whether you are using mail, going online or going to the DMV office we have online assistance to help you complete the necessary steps to quickly start the process today. Visit: How to Reinstate a Suspended Driver’s License for the easiest steps to do so.

2. By Mail

By mail you may be able to get all or most of the steps completed. There are forms to fill out that you can pick up in person or download online at your local DMV site by selecting your state. Or you can visit: How to Reinstate a Suspended Driver’s License online.

3. At Your Local DMV Office

To reinstate your license after a long period of time you left it unrenewed or after a suspension may require you to go to the local DMV office physically. Before going through with that visit, make sure you have the correct documents with our suggestions on How to Reinstate a Suspended Driver’s License. Be sure to take advantage of online assistance to prepare for your visit.

Your Reinstatement  

After a lapse of time, not renewing on time, lack of vehicle insurance or having a license suspended for whatever reason, drivers will have a few details to take care of before a driver’s license is reinstated. Let’s be very clear, driving a vehicle without a valid license or driving a vehicle on a suspended license is punishable by law. All U.S. States have these laws and they are enforced. Doing so will only extend or get your license suspension turned into a “revoked” license.

A suspended license is a set time limit as punishment. A revoked license is permanent. DMV’s will reinstate suspended licenses after the set period of time and by completing any defensive driving, rehabilitation program, substance abuse or traffic school requirements set by a judge. Revoked licenses will have to be petitioned for in a court of law to be reinstated. DMV’s notify the licensee of the suspension status by mail or you can go to check your license status online.

Court ordered suspension periods vary based on the types of infraction committed. Strict measures and longer suspension timelines are levied to repeat offenders. Jailtime or prison may be tacked onto more serious cases.

With lesser infractions a driver in need of driving privileges to work may be able to apply for a provisional license allowing vehicle use for traveling to and from work and other essential use only.

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