A drivers license is a little more than some card; it is a symbol of freedom. Driving allows you to go to work, to school, to the beach, and perform daily errands. Losing the ability to drive due to license revocation will severely cripple your daily routine and cause much hardship for you and those in your life. So, how do you handle a revocation and what exactly is it anyways?
Getting your license revoked is the worst possible punishment that can be faced by a driver. Usually this step is reserved for only the most serious offenses and only after all other methods have been exhausted. Oftentimes, multiple DUI or DWI offenders are the ones to get their license revoked. Driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated are serious offenses that put your life and the life of every other driver on the road in danger. When reviewing these cases for possible revocation, factors such as the frequency and severity of the offense are looked at. These are then used to determine how long the revocation will be. The shortest periods are for just a handful of months, the longest can be for several years up to decades. So, is it possible to get a license after such an action has been carried out against you? Certainly, you just have to understand that it will take considerable time and effort.
What it Takes
After the decision to revoke your license has been made, you will be able to appeal it. By appealing it you can then apply for special exceptions to the suspension. A Hardship Permit, for example, may allow you to drive to and from work. You will only be allowed to drive to those places dictated by the conditions of your permit. There may even be certain special conditions placed on you such as the installation of an ignition interlock device. A Probationary Permit may also be granted. These permits strictly outline when, where, and under what conditions you are allowed to drive.
Should I Get a Lawyer?
A common question for many faced with such consequences will be ‘do I need a lawyer’. If you want to seek an appeal against the initial decision, then yes you need a lawyer. The process of appeals needs to be done quickly and efficiently and an expert lawyer will be able to do this. If you are seeking to reinstate your full driving privileges after a lifetime of revocation, the only way to go about it is with a lawyer. The lawyer will be able to guide, direct, and help you in getting your license and your freedom back.