We have all heard the saying, “driving is a privilege, not a right.” While many do not give this phrase a second thought, some people come face-to-face with the reality of this claim. Because driving is a privilege, that privilege can be revoked by the state or the state DMV. On this page, I will discuss driver’s license suspensions and lifetime bans in the state of Connecticut. You can learn more about both suspensions and revocation on this page.
Will My License Be Revoked?
The good news is that Connecticut driver’s licenses are only revoked in serious cases. Revocation only occurs in the most severe violations such as assault with a motor vehicle, multiple DUIs, serious reckless driving incidents, and sometimes a lack of obtaining insurance.
In Connecticut, receiving a third charge of driving under the influence (DUI) can result in a revocation of one’s driver’s license. However, consider that the law changed in 2013. The law now allows for the opportunity to request a license restoration after two years.
But, keep in mind that many times, even if the license is reinstated, there could be conditions attached to the driver’s ability to drive. These conditions might include participation in an alcohol and drug education program or the installation of an ignition interlock device on the person’s vehicle. A restoration hearing can take place where the commissioner of the court will determine whether or not the person is a danger to the public by having their license reinstated. The commissioner can determine if a driver’s license can be reinstated or not.
How License Revocation Will Impact You
License revocation can affect many different aspects of a person’s life – both personal and professional. A license suspension or revocation can cause many issues such as:
- Dealing with public transportation and time restraints.
- Complications getting to and from work.
- Complications getting to and from school.
- Restrictions on traveling.
- Less freedom.
- Difficulty running errands, grocery shopping, and getting to doctor’s appointments.
- Embarrassment and judgment from others.
A lifetime ban on your driver’s license can also cause issues for your professional career. If your license is revoked, you won’t be able to participate in jobs that require driving, such as being a bus driver, uber driver, taxi driver, truck driver, etc.
If your Connecticut driver’s license is in danger of being suspended or revoked, you should seek help as soon as possible. A motor vehicle violations lawyer can help in this situation. For more information, you can contact our office. We are happy to assist you, answer your questions, and help you establish a defense to the issue you face.