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Driver's License Suspension and Revocations: a DMV Lesson

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Is There a Difference if my License is Suspended or Revoked?

If you have been charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, call our lawyers at 914-723-7900.

There is a big difference in whether or not your license has been “suspended” or “revoked.”  A suspension is when your driver’s license, permit, or privilege to drive is taken away for a period of time before you are eligible to have it returned.  In many circumstances, to get your privilege to drive back, you will have to pay a suspension lift fee or a suspension termination fee to have your privilege to drive returned to you.

On the other hand, a revocation is when your driver’s license, permit, or privilege to drive is taken away from you.  In other words, you will not be able to drive again unless re-apply for your privilege to drive at the Department of Motor Vehicles after the revocation period is over.  At DMV, you will probably be required to pay a license re-application fee and application may be denied if you have a poor driving record.

If your license is suspended or revoked, you should surrender your driver license to the court that suspended or revoked your license or to the DMV. You must not drive once a suspension or revocation is ordered.  If you are caught driving, you can be arrested and open to criminal prosecution. Some common charges are VTL 511 and VTL 512.

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If you have been charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, call our lawyers at 914-723-7900

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