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Suspended Licenses

Once you pass all the tests at the DMV and obtain a driver's license, there are certain rules you have to obey if you want to keep hold of your driving privileges. Every driver should be aware that a license is not something that you obtain once and you get to keep it and use it forever no matter what.

Your driver's license can be suspended for a certain period of time if you commit a traffic violation of some sort. The length of the suspension depends on the type of violation you make, and your driving record. In the event that your license does get suspended or revoked, you have to go through a specific procedure in order to get it reinstated. Procedures and regulations vary from state to state, so you will need help to find out all the information as to how to resolve the situation.

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There are various reasons for a driver's license suspension. Most common ones include drunk driving, reckless driving, speeding tickets, driving without insurance, refusing to be submitted to a blood alcohol test and failure to appear in court.

If your license gets suspended, you must surrender it at your local DMV office. What you can do in such situations is appeal and try to contest the suspension in court. Otherwise, you have to wait for the suspension period to end and then apply for a license restoration. In the meantime, you may be required to attend a traffic school, or pay a fine, depending on the reason for the suspension. Also, no matter the violation you have made, a restoration fee is required. In certain occasions, you can obtain a limited driving permit or a hardship license, but this does not apply in all states. Find your state on the map above for more information.