Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License

July 20, 2018

Having your license suspended or revoked can occur for several reasons.  A partial list of these reasons include: not paying traffic tickets, amassing too many points on your driving record (three to four points will result in a warning letter from the MVA, five to seven results in a driver’s improvement program, eight to 11 points you will have your license suspended, and 12 or more points results in your license being revoked), violation of license limitations (results in six months suspension), refusal of a BAC test (results in 45 days to one-year suspension, varies depending on circumstances), driving under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, etc.  Whatever your circumstance, driving with a suspended or a revoked license is never a good idea and there are several repercussions for doing so.

Suspended:

-Considered to be a misdemeanor criminal offense.

-Up to one year in jail, maximum of $1,000 in fines and up to 12 points on your driving record, and for multiple offenses, the penalties above will continue to increase.

-Penalties are subject to change depending on your situation and driving record.

Revoked:

-Considered to be a criminal violation.

-It’ll be as if you never had a license, you will need to reapply to obtain one, to reinstate your license.  

-If your license has been revoked once, you may wait a total of six months before sending in a request of reinstatement. A second time will result in a 12-month waiting period, a third is an 18 month wait and fourth or subsequent revocations is 24 months+.

-Penalties for driving with a revoked license (first time offenders) can be up to one year in jail, maximum of $1,000 in fines and 12 points on your driving  record; for second time offenders the penalties can double. Penalties are subject to change based on the individual’s situation.

If you or a loved one is charged with driving on a suspended license or driving revoked please contact COHEN|HARRIS LLC at (888) 585-7979 or Roland@CohenHarris.com or Martin@CohenHarris.com.