The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer for Your Driver’s License Suspension Case

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The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer for Your Driver’s License Suspension Case

January 21, 2022

After your driver’s license has been suspended and you are seeking to have your license reinstated, or you are planning to fight a notice of a driver’s license suspension, it is essential to hire a Fort Wayne traffic defense lawyer who can help you to get your driver’s license suspension reversed. Having a driver’s license is critical for most residents of the Fort Wayne area, whether for commuting to work, caring for your family, or even running necessary errands.

Our experienced defense lawyers know how important it is to have your driver’s license, and we will do everything we can to help you avoid a suspension. Driver’s licenses can be suspended for many different reasons in Indiana, and it is critical to work with an attorney who can develop a defense strategy based on the particular facts of your case. 

Understanding Reasons Your Driver’s License Can Be Suspended in Indiana 

In order to understand the importance of hiring a lawyer for your driver’s license suspension case in Indiana, it is important first to learn more about the various reasons that your license may be suspended and how you can fight the suspension. Many driver’s license suspensions occur as a result of traffic violations, such as: 

  • DUI/DWI;
  • Failure to appear for a traffic summons;
  • Failure to pay a traffic ticket;
  • Failure to attend traffic school;
  • Failure to provide proof of auto insurance;
  • Being a habitual traffic offender

In these driver’s license suspension cases, you will need a lawyer who understands traffic violations and defense strategies to help you keep your license or to have your license reinstated. Yet driver’s licenses can also be suspended for other offenses, such as failure to pay child support. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) can be ordered by a court to suspend a person’s driving privileges for offenses unconnected to the act of driving itself. Then, of course, there are offenses in which Indiana state law requires the BMV to suspend a driver’s license. Your lawyer can determine what is necessary to have the license suspension reversed based on the elements of the offense or violation that have resulted in the suspension notice.

How to Get Your Driver’s License Suspension Reversed

To reverse your driver’s license suspension, you will need an attorney who understands defense strategies and the specific elements of the offense that led to your driver’s license suspension. In some instances, such as a driver’s license suspension due to writing a bad check or failing to pay check support, you may be able to have the suspension reversed by paying the money you owe. In other cases, even if your driver’s license suspension cannot be reversed because Indiana law requires a suspension, our firm can assist you with Specialized Driving Privileges under Indiana law. 

Specialized Driving Privileges, or SDP, can allow a person with a driver’s license suspension to operate a motor vehicle for a variety of reasons during the suspension period, including driving to work, transporting children to school or medical appointments, and attending court hearings.

Contact Our Indiana Traffic Defense Lawyers

Do you need assistance with your driver’s license suspension case? Our Fort Wayne traffic defense attorneys will do everything we can to help you keep your driving privileges. Contact The Bellinger Law Office today.

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