Common Reasons for Driver’s License Suspension
License suspension and revocation are available sentences for certain types of crimes. Here are just a few examples of reasons why a court may choose to suspend or revoke your license.
- DUI/DWI convictions: Most states have mandatory minimum penalties for DUI/DWI convictions, which may include automatic license suspension. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your conviction, your license may be suspended for a long period of time or revoked altogether.
- Felonies involving vehicles: Just about all motor vehicle felonies will be punished with a license suspension or revocation.
- Points: Your license may be suspended or revoked if you accumulate enough points in a given amount of time. As you are found guilty of traffic violations or crimes, you will receive a certain number of points which may result in a suspension.
- Driving without insurance: If you are caught driving without insurance, you could have your license suspended or revoked, depending on the circumstances. This suspension may only last until you acquire insurance.
- Drug charges: If you have been charged with certain drug offenses, you may have your license suspended or revoked even if the crime in question did not have anything to do with driving.
- Reckless driving: If you are convicted of reckless driving, you could have your license suspended. This might include charges for speeding, when the speed is significantly over the limit.
For more information about some of the circumstances in which the court might suspend or revoke your driver’s license and what you can do to prevent this from happening, contact experienced criminal defense lawyer David R. Eshelman.