In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, individuals often have their licenses suspended for various offenses such as a DUI. While individuals are aware that they are not allowed to operate a motor vehicle while their license is on suspension, many continue to drive even though they risk serious legal consequences. In some cases however, Pennsylvania drivers operate a motor vehicle without even knowing that their license is suspended. Automobile license suspensions can occur for many reasons and it is essential that all PA residents are aware of when and how license suspensions can occur. If your license has been suspended, having an experienced attorney is paramount to ensuring that you receive the best outcome possible in your case.
Pennsylvania License Suspension: Various Ways an Individual Can Have Their License Suspended
In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania an individual can have their license suspended through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT). Common crimes that result in an individual having their suspended for a period of time include:
- Deliberate non payment of traffic tickets,
- Conviction of a DUI,
- Point accumulation,
- Not having proper driver’s insurance
- Forgetting to pay traffic tickets***
*** In many situations, individuals are giving tickets for various traffic violations and forget to pay their tickets. Do NOT make this mistake, always pay off any/all traffic tickets you have been given. (for more information visit Traffic Tickets in Pennsylvania)
How Can I Check to See if My License is Suspended?
In Pennsylvania, PennDOT’s website offers individuals the ability to check and see if their license is valid or suspended. For more information please visit Pennsylvania Driving Records or contact PennDOT’s Driver’s License Suspension at 717-412-5300.
My License Has Been Suspended
When an individual’s license is suspended, he/she may NOT operate a motor vehicle under ANY circumstances. In many scenarios, individuals who are charged with driving on a suspended license often say that they had no choice but to drive their vehicle due to some emergency or other extenuating circumstance; in the eyes of the law, this is no excuse and these individuals can still be convicted of this crime. If you or someone you know was arrested for driving on a suspended license, read our previous blog on The Consequences of Driving on a Suspended License for more information.
Get the Help You Need
If you or someone you know has been charged with driving on a suspended license, The Law Office of Vincent J. Caputo is ready to help through this process. We understand that this charge can often be difficult for the individual involved and that is why we will work with you every step of the way in achieving the best outcome possible. Contact our office for a free consultation today, your future is our priority!