While driving seems like a natural right to many of us, the actual privilege of having our driver’s license can be revoked for any number of reasons. When drivers fail to respect and understand the rules of the road, their actions directly impact the safety of others. In cases like these, the state is allowed to suspend or revoke a person’s driver’s license. While this may seem like a minor punishment, having your license revoked or suspended can become a serious offense if you violate the terms of your sentence.
Common Reasons for Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation
Grounds for suspension or revocation can include:
• Diving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Not having auto insurance for your vehicle
• Failing to pay traffic tickets or fines
• Not appearing at court for a traffic offense
• Reckless driving and excessive speeding
In some cases, you can even have your license revoked if you fail to keep up with court ordered child support payments.
Some circumstances allow a suspended driver to obtain a restricted license. This lets them drive for specific purposes, like going to work or school. Our skilled lawyers can help determine if you fit the criteria for a restricted licensed.
Punishments for Driving With a Suspended or Revoked License
Because so much of our daily lives require us to travel, many drivers with a suspended license will use their vehicles for quick errands. While this might seem like a trivial detail, it can result in severe punishments. In addition to expensive fines, driving with a suspended or revoked license can result in mandatory jail time. These penalties significantly increase for repeat offenders, particularly for DUI related offenses.
Speak with our Lawyers Today
At The Cantrell Law Firm, we have the experience and skills that you need to get your suspended or revoked license reinstated. Our attorneys can review your case to determine a legal strategy that fits your specific situation. We know how important the ability to drive is when it comes to maintaining your lifestyle. Let us help you today.
Call 865-457-9100, or contact our Clinton team of attorneys to get started on your free consultation.
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