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Will I Lose My Driver’s License If I’m Convicted Of A Crime?

Losing Your Driver’s License

One of the highest points in your life is likely receiving your driver’s license. Since most jobs require some form of commuting, a driver’s license is essential to a person’s ability to provide for themselves and their family. Unfortunately, certain criminal charges can result in the suspension or revocation of your license. Because your license is so vital to your way of life, it’s essential that you have a Philadelphia criminal attorney ready to defend you. The law offices of Richard J. Fuschino Jr. should be that law office. Here’s what crimes may result in the removal or suspension of your license.

  1. Racing

If you have dreams of racing, then you should leave it to the professionals or get your kicks out in a safe arena. Racing on public roads is illegal. It can also impact whether or not you get to keep your license.

  1. Driving with Suspended/Revoked License

If your driver’s license was suspended or revoked due to another crime and you were caught driving without it, then this can also impact whether or not you receive your license back. In an instance where your license was just suspended, it may now be revoked entirely.

  1. Driving without Insurance

For many states, it’s against the law to drive without car insurance. If you’re caught doing so, then it may result in the removal of your license or a suspension of it.

  1. Hit and Run

This is a terrible crime that can result in the removal or suspension of your license. A hit and run is when you hit a person–even if on accident–and then flee the scene.

  1. You Receive a DUI

Perhaps one of the biggest and most common crimes of license removal or suspension is when you’re convicted of a DUI. Whether you’re drinking or under the influence of drugs, if you’re caught driving while intoxicated, your license could be suspended. Repeat offenses could lead to revocation.

  1. Failure to Appear in Court for Traffic Citation

If you were given a speeding ticket or another traffic citation and you don’t appear in court, then your license could be forfeit. This is especially true if you are a repeat violator.

  1. Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident

Similar to a hit and run, if you leave the scene after a car accident has taken place, you can have your driver’s license suspended or removed.

Get Your Defense Ready

Because losing your driver’s license can have a catastrophic impact on your life, it’s important that you use an attorney that you can trust. Call our law office today to see how we can defend you and ensure your license remains active.