Has Connecticut Suspended Your Driver’s License?
There are several different reasons why a driver in Connecticut may have their driver’s license suspended, but it is never easy to get it back on your own. Most of the time, certain requirements must be met before your license can be reinstated, and it is easy to make a mistake or become confused if you try to manage the issue without experienced legal help. You need a dedicated attorney to help ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Many Different Reasons for Suspension
License suspension or revocation is a consequence for conviction of several crimes in Connecticut. Most of the time, it is seen as a consequence serious enough to deter all but the most determined and criminal minds; the average person will be so inconvenienced by having no license that at least, in theory, they will think twice before offending again. Examples of violations or crimes that can result in license suspension include:
- Four or more speeding convictions within a two-year period
- Possession of alcohol in a vehicle by a minor
- Possession of a fake ID
- Failure to complete car seat classes or other retraining classes where they have been mandated
- Reckless driving
- Accumulation of points on your driver’s license
- Driving under the influence as a minor
- Vehicular homicide
The requirements to have your license reinstated will differ depending on the reason it was suspended, but it will require jumping through some hoops, so to speak, to get to that point.
How to Get It Back
If your license has been suspended, it can be a massive problem depending on your obligations. You may need to get to work or school or be able to take your children there. However, it is crucial that you do not simply attempt to drive on a suspended license; a first offense can lead to further suspension of your license for up to one year, in addition to any potential criminal penalties that might be assessed as well (the law allows up to 90 days in jail for a first offense and up to 1 year in jail for a second and beyond).
If possible, it is generally a good idea to appeal any suspension, especially if you believe that there was an irregularity in the process, or that the suspension was somehow unjustified. A dedicated attorney may also be able to negotiate a compromise regarding any other civil penalties, depending on your specific situation. Regardless, it is important to consult an attorney so that you understand your potential options in what can be a confusing and difficult situation.
Ask a Fairfield County License Suspension Attorney for Help
Having your license suspended can come as a complete shock, or it can be something you see coming. Either way, the dedicated Stamford license suspension attorney at the Law Offices of Daniel P. Weiner is ready and willing to try and assist you with your case. Mr. Weiner has handled these matters for a long time and is happy to try and help. Contact our offices today at 203-348-5846 for a free consultation.