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.
Suspensions and revocations can occur a number of different ways, including too many points, convictions for certain violations, missing ticket related deadlines and failure to pay certain fees or surcharges. For new drivers, conditional drivers and commercial drivers it can be even easier to lose your privilege.
If you are already suspended or revoked or believe you may be soon due to an existing ticket or other matter, please contact us. We can discuss clearing existing issues and/or avoiding future ones.
If you are currently suspended or revoked, do not drive. If you are pulled over for any reason, you may be charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation which is a misdemeanor or even a felony depending on the circumstances.