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Driver's License Restoration
Driver's License Restoration
In California, one of the penalties for traffic offenses and related crimes is the suspension of the person's driver's license. This may not seem like a serious penalty, but it can prove to be more than inconvenient. It can prevent them from being able to take care of their family or even get to work. In cases where the individual possessed a commercial driver's license, they will have to find a different job which does not require them to drive. A driver's license can be suspended or revoked for various reasons, including:
- DUI conviction
- Failure to pay child support
- Unpaid traffic tickets
- An uninsured motorist accident
- The accumulation of too many DMV points
- Failure to appear in court
- Breath or blood test refusal
- Medical reasons
The duration of a suspension or revocation can range from 30 days to several years, and can even be permanent. In situations involving child support and unpaid tickets, your license will be restored when the matter is resolved. Once the suspension period has ended, you can reapply for your license. Payment of a restoration fee will also be required before your license is reinstated. A lawyer can explain the laws regarding license suspension, and all of your options regarding restoration. If you have been charged with DUI, a Sacramento criminal attorney can work to prevent a suspension with effective representation at your DMV hearing. You can also find out how to challenge the suspension, or seek a restricted license, which will enable you to drive under specific circumstances.
Take Legal Action to Restore Your License
Dealing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles can be tricky. There are laws and regulations in place which, if not navigated through properly, could prevent you from getting your license back in a timely manner. One of the benefits of having a qualified attorney on your side throughout the case is that they understand the bureaucracy and what goes on behind the scenes. You will have a better chance of getting your rights protected with a competent legal advocate on your side.
Wise Law Group, PC is a DUI defense firm with decades of experience representing clients charged with DUI and facing DUI-related matters such as license revocation. If your license was suspended or revoked, they can review your case and discuss your legal alternatives. The loss of driving privileges can create many hardships in life, and impede your ability to work, attend school, keep medical appointments and other commitments. When a commercial driver loses their license, they will no longer be able to earn a living. Depending on your case, they can request a hearing to have your license restored. The office can also assist you with a petition for a restricted license, which can allow you to get to and from work. Contact a Sacramento DUI lawyer today to learn more!