Monthly Archive: October 2015


License suspended or revokedEach State within the US has different laws regarding suspending drivers licenses, but generally they cover the same basics. For example, in Alabama you may not get your driver’s license suspended for non-payment of child support, but in California you will.

The laws vary state to state, but not to a great extent. If you tally up all motor vehicle laws from all the US States, there are approximately 50 ways to get your license suspended. It’s a wonder more licenses aren’t suspended. It’s important to point out the difference between getting your license suspended and having your license revoked. With a suspension there is a start date and end date.

You are restricted to a period of time when you would be illegal to drive a motor vehicle. If caught driving even an ATV or snowmobile you suffer the same consequences as driving a car, truck, motorcycle or any other road worthy vehicle. Even if you’re working for something like Hamilton plumbing company, driving their company vehicles to service clients, you are still responsible for your own drivers licence. At the end of the time appointed, you likely will go before a judge and have your permit reinstated. If revoked, however, this could set your life into turmoil since your license is taken away permanently.


The Hows and Whys and What to Dos

license suspensionThere are any number of circumstances that could result in someone losing their driving license. The most obvious is for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but did you know you could have your license suspended if negligent in paying child support? Another sure fire way is if your traffic violations have hit the roof, and they outweigh judicial tolerance. You will get a notice to appear before a judge, and your license will be suspended. Since a court can’t take away your right to livelihood, there are different types of suspensions, some more restrictive than others. Some complete and some partial.