License suspensions and license revocations are potentially serious legal matters. Losing the privilege to drive may prevent someone from going to work, driving children to school or other activities, shopping for a family, etc.
It is worth noting that suspension and revocation are considerably different despite the fact that the end result (no driving privileges) is the same.
Suspension- Your license (or privilege to drive) is taken away for a period of time or it is taken away indefinitely pending a particular action on your part (for example, payment of a traffic ticket fine or appearance in a court). You may be required to pay a suspension termination fee.
Revocation- Your license (or privilege to drive) is cancelled. To get a new license, you must re-apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) once the revocation period is over. You may be required to pay a license re-application fee. Your application may be denied if you have a poor driving record or refuse to meet DMV requirements.
We find that clients with suspension/revocation issues fall into two primary categories. There are individuals who are already suspended/revoked and need assistance having their privileges reinstated and there are individuals who have valid licenses but fear imminent suspension/revocation due to a pending matter.
As New York traffic attorneys, we understand the issues involved with suspensions and revocations. If you are already suspended or revoked, we can help devise a plan that gets you back on the road as quickly as possible while still taking into consideration points, fines, surcharges and insurance rates.
If you are already suspended or revoked but not sure why, contact us to discuss a full license investigation. We will find out exactly why you are suspended or revoked and help you devise a plan to clear your issues as quickly as possible.
If you believe you are on the verge of a suspension or revocation, feel free to consult with us and we will discuss how that suspension or revocation may be avoided.
If you are currently suspended or revoked, do not drive. A car stop for a simple violation may result in a charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation driving with a suspended license–a misdemeanor–and you may be arrested.