Driver License Reinstatement Law
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Drivers License Reinstatement Law - US
- American Prosecutors Research Institute - Seizing Legal Aliens Foreign Driver’s Licenses for Impaired Driving Convictions
One of the most effective penalties against impaired drivers is the seizure of the driver’s license. Whether through administrative law revocations or upon a finding of conviction, seizure of the license eats at defendants more than court fees, attorney fees, fines, treatment and even jail time. Sit in a courtroom and watch the contorted facial expressions of defendants turning in their licenses. Their faces make that “Hey Vern” guy’s facial antics look like an emotionless Star Trek Vulcan. But, what about resident aliens, foreign nationals legally residing in the United States. Can the judge take their foreign license upon conviction? Can he require them to obtain a state driver’s license? The short answer is yes, but it depends on how the judge does it.
- Driver Point System - License Reinstatement
If your license has been suspended, it may be reinstated at the end of your 90-day suspension period. If your license has been revoked, you may apply for reinstatement at the end of your revocation period. You will be required to have a reinstatement hearing, which can be scheduled in person or by mail. When eligible for reinstatement, you must pay the reinstatement fee and clear any other stops on your record.
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - Driver Disqualifications and Penalties - CDL Reinstatement
Reinstatement after lifetime disqualification. A State may reinstate any driver disqualified for life for offenses described in paragraphs (1) through (b)(8) of this section (Table 1 to §383.51) after 10 years if that person has voluntarily entered and successfully completed an appropriate rehabilitation program approved by the State. Any person who has been reinstated in accordance with this provision and who is subsequently convicted of a disqualifying offense described in paragraphs (b)(1) through (b)(8) of this section (Table 1 to §383.51) must not be reinstated.
- Major Moving Violations - Reinstatement Hearing
At a reinstatement hearing, the hearing examiner will question you about your driving record and driving habits. You can be represented by counsel and/or present witnesses. At the conclusion of your hearing, the hearing examiner will either approve or deny your application for reinstatement. If your application is denied, the hearing examiner will give specific reason(s) for the denial and advise you on what action(s) are required for reinstatement.
- Secretary of State - Driver's License Reinstatement Fees
When an Illinois citizen comes in contact with state government, it is most often through the Secretary of State's office. Secretary White's administration is committed to making our services the most accessible and customer friendly in the nation.
- Suspended License Reinstatement Procedure
Having your license suspended can be a source of great inconvenience. During the time of the suspension, you will be unable to operate a motor vehicle that requires a state-issued driver's license. In order to get your license reinstated, you must meet the requirements of the suspension, have the right documentation, and be able to pay the DMV required fee to process the reinstatement.
- US Department of Transportation
The mission of the Department is to: Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
- Vehicle Code - Unofficial DMV Guide
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Drivers License Reinstatement Law - International
- Best Practices - Treatment and Rehabilitation for Driving While Impaired Offenders - Canada
The aim of this report is to bring together current knowledge on the planning and delivery of driving while impaired (DWI) remedial programs (i.e. education programs and treatment and rehabilitation programs). Although the magnitude of the drinking and driving problem in Canada has declined over the past two decades, it remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in this country. Less is known about the impact of driving impairment due to other drug use, alone or in combination with alcohol, but there are indications that this is also an issue. It is widely acknowledged that successes in reducing drinking and driving in this country have been the result of a broad and sustained mix of measures by governments and non-government groups. DWI remedial programs include both educational and treatment interventions, and are an important part of this mix, as are effective public awareness and prevention programs, comprehensive roadside detection and meaningful sanctions.
- International Inventory of Interlock Program - Reinstatement of License Under the Interlock Program
The following jurisdictions have legislation in support of interlock programs. A few jurisdictions have legislation but as of yet do not have an interlock program in operation. The specific details of interlock legislation vary greatly among jurisdictions and penalties differ significantly. In many jurisdictions the legislation has undergone revisions one or more times. Generally speaking, the most common components of interlock legislation include the following: * the offender is not required to own the vehicle in which the interlock is installed * it is an offence to drive a vehicle without an interlock device * it is an offence to loan or rent a non-equipped vehicle to a restricted interlock driver * it is an offence to request a breath sample from a third-party to start an interlock-equipped vehicle * it is an offence to provide a breath sample to start an interlock vehicle that is being driven by a restricted driver.
Organizations Related to Drivers License Reinstatement Law
- American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)
In February 2005, AAMVA convened a working group comprised of motor vehicle agency representatives, law enforcement professionals, judges, prosecutors, researchers and highway safety professionals from National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to discuss and map out what needs to be done to address the problem of driving while suspended. The working group determined that not enough was known about the depth and breadth of the issue and that research was needed to more fully understand the changing relationship between license suspension, reasons for suspension and highway safety outcomes. A study was commissioned in response to the working group’s call for additional research.
- DMV Websites - Driver License Reinstatement Scams for a Revoked or Suspended License
If you're tempted by internet ads claiming that you can use an international driver's license (IDL) or an international driving permit (IDP) in place of your state-issued driver's license, it's an illegal dead end that will get you in further trouble with the law. Although an IDP (sometimes incorrectly called an international driving license) is a real document when issued by the proper authorities, it is not a legal alternative to your state-issued license.
Publications Related to Drivers License Reinstatement Law
- Between the Lines - Revoked, Suspended Licenses and License Reinstatement
Between the Lines is prepared under Cooperative Agreement Number DTNH22-98-H-05881 from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This information is offered for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. Points of view or opinions expressed in these documents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, the National District Attorneys Association or the American Prosecutors Research Institute.
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