DUI Suspended License
Although you may think it is your right to operate a vehicle, it is, in fact, a privilege which can be given and taken away by the U.S. government. Should you commit some type of criminal act, or fail to maintain your eligibility to drive a vehicle, your license will be suspended. When your license is suspended, you are not allowed to operate a vehicle for a set period of time which is determined by a court of law. Once the suspension period is over, you will have to apply to have the license reinstated. This will also involve the payment of reinstatement fees in addition to whatever fines or penalties were paid to cover the citations that invoked the suspension initially.
If your license is revoked, a new license will need to be applied for once the revocation period expires. After the revocation period has passed, you will have to follow the licensing process in full, including driving tests and written exams, in order to have a new license issued to you. This includes paying any and all fees that go along with a new license.
Driver’s license suspensions and revocations will appear on your driving record and will undoubtedly affect your insurance premiums.
Ways You May Lose Your License
Listed below are some of the most common ways in which people lose their license:
- Lack of insurance
- DUI/DWI charges
- Refusal of an alcohol or drug test
- Underage drinking
This list is not exhaustive by any means. There are many ways in which you may lose your license. Contact your local DMV office to learn more about the issuing, suspension, and revocation of licenses.
A San Jose Criminal Lawyer Can Help
If you have had your license suspended or revoked in connection with a criminal charge, contact the San Jose criminal defense lawyers of the [firm-name] at [phone-number] to discuss the details of your defense.