There are several reasons why you might have your drivers license suspended or revoked, and the process for getting your license back depends in part on which way you had your license suspended in the first place. (See also license revoked for reckless driving).
Here are a few ways to lose your license:
To have your license reinstated you need to comply with all your state’s requirements based upon the offense. Otherwise, your driving privilege will remain suspended indefinitely until you do comply.
If your license has been revoked for child support, or failure to appear in court, for example, you will need to make sure all fines and support has been paid, and pursuant court cases cleared for your license to be reinstated. You will also have to adhere to all of the requirements of the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Remember, that the DMV does not inform you when your period of suspension has ended, because the original notice you received indicates the start and end dates of your suspension. If you have multiple instances of license suspension and revocation, you must wait for each suspension period to end before applying to have your license reinstated. Remember also that if you have offenses in multiple states, you must comply with each state’s standards to have your license reinstated.
An attorney can help you address each of these areas of concern, particularly if court appearances are necessary for reinstatement. Your lawyer can let you know exactly what you need to do to get your license back and can ensure you comply with all requirements in a timely manner so you can make the time without your license as short as possible.