Serious or multiple traffic violations may result in a license suspension or revocation. Suspension or revocation of a license is a consequence wherein operating a motor vehicle is illegal. License holders that have had their license revoked or suspended will lose their driving privileges.
License or Driving Privilege Suspension
When a driver’s license is suspended, he or she will lose the privilege to drive a motor vehicle for a specified period of time. The driver’s license will be returned unless a violation has occurred during the suspension.
Definite suspension orders will:
- Last a set period of time
- Require a suspension termination fee
Definite suspensions can occur due to:
- Excessive traffic tickets (within a specified amount of time)
- Lack of state-required liability insurance
- Violation of junior driver rules
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The second type of suspension is: indefinite suspension order. When a driver has an indefinite suspension, he or she will have their driving privileges reinstated when certain conditions are met. Reasons for indefinite suspension, include:
- Failure to pay child support
- Failure to obtain liability insurance
- Failure to pay a traffic ticket or fine
- Failure to report a motor vehicle accident report
Medical suspensions are also possible. Drivers who are not medically capable of operating a motor vehicle may have their license suspended until a doctor medically clears them for driving.
Driver’s License Revocation
The Department of Motor Vehicles may revoke your license. When a license is revoked, a driver will lose their license indefinitely. A revoked license is a termination of a driver’s license, but this is not an indefinite revocation.
A license that is revoked will have a time limit.
Following the expiry of the revocation period, drivers will need to:
- Request approval from the DMW to obtain a new license
- Take all of the necessary tests to receive licensing in the state
- Pay a reapplication fee
Application may be denied. Drivers that reapply for a license may have to pay a civil penalty as well as fees before driving privileges are given.
Revoked licenses can be a result of driving without insurance, being involved in an accident that resulted in a fatality and being a hazard on the road. Drivers that have received several DUI/DWIs may fall within this category if they’re repeat offenders.
Contact us today at (212) 203-3810 if you have had your license suspended or revoked erroneously.