Driver’s license revocations have recently been a popular topic by callers seeking the help of The Claro Law Firm. As such, it’s important to nail down the facts and consequences of revocations and what it really means.
What’s a revocation?
A revocation means a motorist’s driver license is canceled and a driver must apply for a new license when eligible.
How is it different than a suspension?
A revocation is different that a suspension. A suspension means that you can’t legally drive for a period of time. Think about it as a “time out” for your driving privileges. A revocation is somewhat the same in that a motorist can’t drive with a revoked driver license. There are, however, differences between the two.
After a suspension has been cleared, reinstatement of driving privileges is automatic. Driving privilege reinstatement isn’t automatic with revocations. The DMV outlines steps that must be taken before privileges are restored – including an application for relicensing. A person may also be required to take the written and driving tests again.
How long’s a revocation?
Some revocations are finite while others are indefinite. For example, there is a set revocation time period for three speeding convictions within an 18-month period. Depending on the reason for revocation, an indefinite revocation means that a person may never get his or her driving privileges restored.
Most motorist are unaware that they have a lifetime driving history. This means that the DMV keeps tract of every conviction and point ever accrued. In certain circumstances the DMV will review a lifetime driving history to determine whether or not a person is eligible for reinstatement of driving privileges.
Don’t collect points!
A lifetime driving record is one of the biggest reasons every person should fight his or her traffic ticket. Tickets have hidden consequences that may become a huge issue in the future and even bar a motorist from ever driving again. Many times it’s too late to help a person after they’ve plead guilty to a ticket. That’s why it’s imperative to find out your options before pleading guilty. Get all the facts in order to make an educated decision before collecting points.
Yes, the first step to success is consulting with an experienced traffic ticket attorney. Make sure to consult with, and hire, the best traffic ticket attorney. Contact traffic attorney Elisa Claro, Esq by phone 917 300-3334 or online for a free consultation. New York traffic lawyer Elisa Claro, Esq. has handled thousands of traffic tickets throughout New York, including Westchester County – White Plains, Ardsley and Yonkers. Hire the best defense by calling today and let Elisa work for you.