Driver’s License Lawyers & Attorneys in Syracuse, NY - Nave

Driver’s License Matters

Driving is a privilege, not a right. If a driver has his or her license permanently revoked, the steps to get it reinstated are difficult and complicated. Losing the privilege to drive can be overwhelming when it is suspended or revoked. The DMV has plenty of ways and means to revoke your license, but it must provide you with the opportunity to be heard to defend against that action. DWI offenses, various serious traffic offenses, too many points at once, and even incorrect statement on paperwork can result in license revocations. A repeat offender faces permanent revocation, meaning he or she will never legally be able to drive again. Our License Attorneys have a deep understanding of New York State’s licensing rules, regulations, and procedures.

Defined Segments
License Appeals

If your driver’s license has been suspended, or is going to be suspended, the good news is there are options available. Our license attorneys are here to help you appeal your license every step of the way. However, in the case of an automatic pretrial suspension for driving under the influence (“DUI”), you may not have the right to appeal. After submitting your appeal with the appropriate administrative agency, you will have to request a hearing. Prepare for your hearing and bring any documents supporting your claim that include legal and factual reasons why your license should not be suspended

DMV Appeals

A Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) conviction can be appealed online or by mail. You may only appeal online for a traffic offense and within 30 days of the conviction. The ticket must also state “Traffic Violations Bureau” at the bottom in order to appeal online, if it does not you cannot file an appeal with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Mailing your appeal at a $10 expense is an option as well, but by phone and at a TVB office are not. A lawyer/attorney can help you submit your appeal/make a case for your appeal.

Re-Licensing

Driver licenses play an important role in individual’s daily life and are essential for finding and maintaining employment. The Court is dedicated to helping people keep or regain their driver’s license. Before applying for a new driver’s license, you must first request and receive approval from the DMV Driver Improvement Unit (DIU). Once DIU examines your full driver record, they can then determine whether or not you can be approved under state laws and requirements. You can request approval online, if your record is not complex. However, there are many item requirements while applying online, and our attorneys at Nave Law can help you navigate these requirements.

Temporary License Revocation

License suspension is temporary and can be reinstated but a revoked license is a permanent seizure of a person’s driving privilege. With a revoked license, a person can never legally drive in that state. If a driver violates the laws and rules of driving again and again then his/her license is revoked.

Permanent License Revocation

License suspensions and revocations both work under the principle that driving is a privilege and not a right. If a driver has his or her license permanently revoked, there is little to no hope that it will be reinstated. Those who abuse the privilege and break the law should be prepared to suffer the consequences. In the case of a DWI conviction, even first-time offenders are subject to license revocations. The length of the revocation varies from state to state and ranges from 90 days to a full year. Mandatory license revocation also applies to the crimes of vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide. The courts can rule that the offender permanently lose his driving privileges. Having an experienced lawyer on your side could be the difference between keeping your license or having it permanently revoked.

DMV Denial

The DMV has the right to deny multiple offenders permanent denial, denial of a period of time, or no relicensing until end of statutory minimum revocation period. A driver’s license can be suspended for different reasons. Here are some of the common reasons that will get your driver’s license taken away: Refusal to give blood, breath or urine sample for chemical testing when charged with a DWI, driver negligence being the reason of an accident that causes injury or death of another person, if test results show that you are driving under the influence of drugs whether legal, illegal, or prescription, if you are convicted of DWI or a DWAI, failing to pay a traffic fine or civil penalties for speeding tickets, and violating traffic laws so often that the state considers you to have “disrespect for traffic.”

License Appeals
License Appeals

If your driver’s license has been suspended, or is going to be suspended, the good news is there are options available. Our license attorneys are here to help you appeal your license every step of the way. However, in the case of an automatic pretrial suspension for driving under the influence (“DUI”), you may not have the right to appeal. After submitting your appeal with the appropriate administrative agency, you will have to request a hearing. Prepare for your hearing and bring any documents supporting your claim that include legal and factual reasons why your license should not be suspended

DMV Appeals
DMV Appeals

A Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) conviction can be appealed online or by mail. You may only appeal online for a traffic offense and within 30 days of the conviction. The ticket must also state “Traffic Violations Bureau” at the bottom in order to appeal online, if it does not you cannot file an appeal with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Mailing your appeal at a $10 expense is an option as well, but by phone and at a TVB office are not. A lawyer/attorney can help you submit your appeal/make a case for your appeal.

Re-Licensing
Re-Licensing

Driver licenses play an important role in individual’s daily life and are essential for finding and maintaining employment. The Court is dedicated to helping people keep or regain their driver’s license. Before applying for a new driver’s license, you must first request and receive approval from the DMV Driver Improvement Unit (DIU). Once DIU examines your full driver record, they can then determine whether or not you can be approved under state laws and requirements. You can request approval online, if your record is not complex. However, there are many item requirements while applying online, and our attorneys at Nave Law can help you navigate these requirements.

Temporary License Revocation
Temporary License Revocation

License suspension is temporary and can be reinstated but a revoked license is a permanent seizure of a person’s driving privilege. With a revoked license, a person can never legally drive in that state. If a driver violates the laws and rules of driving again and again then his/her license is revoked.

Permanent License Revocation
Permanent License Revocation

License suspensions and revocations both work under the principle that driving is a privilege and not a right. If a driver has his or her license permanently revoked, there is little to no hope that it will be reinstated. Those who abuse the privilege and break the law should be prepared to suffer the consequences. In the case of a DWI conviction, even first-time offenders are subject to license revocations. The length of the revocation varies from state to state and ranges from 90 days to a full year. Mandatory license revocation also applies to the crimes of vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide. The courts can rule that the offender permanently lose his driving privileges. Having an experienced lawyer on your side could be the difference between keeping your license or having it permanently revoked.

DMV Denial
DMV Denial

The DMV has the right to deny multiple offenders permanent denial, denial of a period of time, or no relicensing until end of statutory minimum revocation period. A driver’s license can be suspended for different reasons. Here are some of the common reasons that will get your driver’s license taken away: Refusal to give blood, breath or urine sample for chemical testing when charged with a DWI, driver negligence being the reason of an accident that causes injury or death of another person, if test results show that you are driving under the influence of drugs whether legal, illegal, or prescription, if you are convicted of DWI or a DWAI, failing to pay a traffic fine or civil penalties for speeding tickets, and violating traffic laws so often that the state considers you to have “disrespect for traffic.”

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FAQ

Who can suspend a driving license?
If a driver violates any driving laws, then his/her license can be suspended:
• On court orders
• From the Ministry of Transportation
• At the side of the road

 

What are the reasons of license suspension or revocation?

A driver’s license can be suspended for different reasons. Here are some of the common reasons that will get your driver’s license taken away:

  • Refusal to give blood, breath or urine sample for chemical testing when charged with a DWI.
  • Driver negligence being the reason of an accident that causes injury or death of another person.
  • If test results show that you are driving under the influence of drugs whether legal, illegal, or prescription.
  • If you are convicted of DWI or a DWAI.
  • Failing to pay a traffic fine or civil penalties for speeding tickets.
  • Violating traffic laws so often that the state considers you to have “disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of other persons.”

 

Reinstatement of your driving privileges is not automatic and a driving license cannot be reinstated until you have satisfied the conditions for reinstatement imposed by a county judge, court officer, or the Department of Motor Vehicles. If your driver’s license has been revoked because of a refusal to give a sample for testing then you will have to wait for the mandatory imposed suspension time to pass, which can be 1 year to 18 months.

 

How can a person know if his/her License has been Suspended or Revoked?

If your license has been suspended or revoked, you will receive notification by mail in which the address and telephone of the court that issued the suspension and revocation is given. A person with a suspended or revoked license can speak to the judge for reinstatement. If you are unemployed or on a low income, then there is a possibility that the judge will lower the fees and fines. You can check your driving record history and license status online with the help of web sites that contain records, but the records provided by these websites are uncertified.

 

You can get a copy of your driving record from your local DMV office. You can also get the contact information of the county court that issued the suspension or revocation of your license.

 

Different states have different rules for license reinstatement; drivers have the right to fight for suspended or revoked licenses. At the driver’s request, the state must hold a hearing and then it is decided by the judge whether to reinstate the license, increase the length of suspension or to decrease the sentence to court-ordered traffic school.

 

Depending on the cause why a person’s license was suspended and in which state that person is living, he/she has to pay a license reinstatement fee.

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