Difference Between a Suspended and Revoked License

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The New York traffic law system provides for a variety of penalties that are assess when a court finds you guilty of an infraction or violation. It is critical to understand what each of these penalties means and to know which may be assessed against you. Westchester County traffic ticket attorney Elisa Claro has guided many New York motorists through traffic court and been their advocate in dealing with the Department of Motor Vehicles. One of the most common situations that we handle at The Claro Law Firm is helping motorists understand the difference between a license suspension and a license revocation and the situations that give rise to each.

The Difference Between A Suspended And Revoked License

When your driver’s license is suspended, this means that your legal ability to operate a motor vehicle will be taken away for a limited period of time. At the end of that timeframe, you will once again be allowed to drive. You may be required to pay certain fines in order to have the suspension removed. There are both limited suspension orders and indefinite suspension orders. A limited suspension provides for a specific timeframe that the suspension will last. Once the period ends, your ability to drive is reinstated. Limited suspensions are usually triggered in situations in where a motorist did not have adequate insurance, received too many traffic violations in a specific time period or received a DUI.

Whereas an indefinite suspension requires you to comply with certain steps before your ability to drive is reinstated, such as answering a traffic ticket, paying a fine or filing a report related to a motor vehicle accident. They are often associated with situations in which the driver failed to pay child support, failed to have sufficient insurance or failed to pay a fine.

If you receive a notice from the DMV informing you that your license has been revoked, this means that your driver license has been cancelled. License revocations can be for a limited time or forever. A motorist with a limited time revocation must apply for a new license when the revocation period expires. In most situations, you will first need to seek approval from the DMV and re-take the written and driving test. If the DMV determines that you have a high-risk driving record, such as driving while intoxicated, the DMV may deny your application for a new license. Your license may also be revoked if you operated a motor vehicle without insurance, if you were involved in an accident and do not have adequate insurance, if you have been convicted of numerous serious traffic violations in a specific period or if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in a fatality.

Consult A Knowledgeable Traffic Ticket Attorney In Yonkers and White Plains

Understanding how the New York State traffic laws may affect your ability to drive is critical, especially if you drive for a living or rely on a vehicle for your daily activities. Westchester County traffic ticket lawyer Elisa Claro recognizes how disruptive a suspension or revocation may be for you and your family. Having served drivers in White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Rye and Peekskill, we have the experience and knowledge that it takes to navigate the system and to ensure that your rights are protected. Call us at 1-877-631-3539 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with a traffic ticket or license restoration attorney.

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