What is driving with a suspended license?


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Driving with a suspended license means having one’s driving privileges revoked and operating a motor vehicle during the revocation period. According to DMV.org a license can be suspended by the local Department of Motor Vehicles, Secretary of State, or Motor Vehicle Division.

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DMV.org notes that a driver's license can be suspended for a number of reasons, such as too many points on the driver's license, many traffic infractions and/or violations, DUI convictions, and failure to pay child support. Penalties for driving with a suspended license can range from fines to jail time, according to The Law Dictionary.com. Reinstatement of a driver's license is not automatic, and the suspension can be indefinite until certain conditions are met. The specific conditions depend on the state in which the driver resides.

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