January 19, 2016
Of the four million drivers in Indiana, it may be surprising to find out that 12% of these drivers are suspended. The main reason for having a suspension is usually failing to appear for a court hearing or failing to pay traffic tickets. You can even have your license suspended for failure to pay child support, or not having insurance. Not having driving privileges and not being able to legally drive a vehicle can really cause disruption and inconvenience.
The state of Indiana has a points system in place that monitors and keeps track of illegal driving activity for each person who has a license. If you accumulate eighteen points over the course of two years, there is a court hearing that is set up and you will most likely have your driver’s license suspended.
Listed are some common traffic violations and how many points are assigned to each offense.
There are many more traffic violations that are more serious and carry a much higher point value along with an automatic suspension for an entire year. These more serious offenses include driving with a suspended license and resisting law enforcement while inside a car.
It is important to remember that after you have gotten a notice of suspension, that license suspension is effective just eighteen days after you have received it in the mail.
Even if you have collected eighteen or more points, there is still a chance that your license won’t be entirely suspended. After a court hearing is set up, there is an opportunity for you to challenge and argue against some violations, and you also can request specialized driving privileges. If this is the first time that your license is getting suspended, you can apply for a hardship license if you can prove that the suspension will disable you from being able to make it to your job or create issues for your family. No matter what your specific reason is for getting your license suspended, a compassionate Fort Wayne criminal defense attorney can help you legally drive again.
It definitely is helpful to have an experienced driver’s license lawyer on your side through the court hearing process. If you have any questions about driver’s license suspension or any other traffic violation issue, please call our office today at 260-428-2214 or contact us with our online form for a consultation.
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