Suspended / Revoked License In Washington
SUSPENDED LICENSE INFORMATION
(SEE BELOW FOR COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE (CDL) INFORMATION)
There is a difference between having your driver’s license suspended and having it
- A suspension means you cannot drive for a certain period of time, but can get your license
- A revocation of your license means your driver’s license is cancelled, and you will need to
submit to an investigation before you can obtain another license.
Insurance companies keep a close watch on license suspensions / revocations. Your insurance premiums may go up drastically, and you may be labeled a “high-risk” customer. Even worse, your insurance company may cancel your policy, leaving you to search for insurance with the “high-risk” driver tag, meaning you’ll have to pay much higher premiums.
It is recommended that you use a DUI/DWI lawyer to assist you as they are experts at handling such incidents and can offer you the best advice. Additionally, you will face Heavy Fines and Reinstatement Fees and Points on your driver’s license! All this information can be found on our website. For more information and assistance contact us at 1-800-876-0214
Suspended/Disqualified Commercial Driver’s License
Your CDL may be suspended/disqualified by your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Secretary of State (SOS), Department of Revenue (DOR), or Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
Along with state regulations, your commercial driving privileges are federally regulated with penalties set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Your CDL can be disqualified for reasons including:
- DUI/DWI convictions and refusing/failing a BAC test.
- Drug-related offenses.
- Violating an out-of-service order.
- Hit and runs.
- Using a vehicle to commit a felony.
- Negligent homicide involving a vehicle.
- Excessive speeding and reckless driving.
- Following too closely and making erratic lane changes.
- Driving without the proper endorsements.
- Violating railroad crossings.
The duration of your disqualification will vary depending on your offense. Some offenses and violations may lead to a lifetime disqualification of your CDL.
NOTE: Your commercial driver’s license can be disqualified for offenses committed in a noncommercial vehicle, and your noncommercial driving privileges can be suspended for CDL violations.
Reinstate Your CDL in Your State
To reinstate your commercial drivers license, your state may require you to:
- Wait-out the duration of your suspension/disqualification.
- Satisfy any court requirements, if applicable.
- Retake and pass the CDL driving skills and knowledge tests.
- Pay a reinstatement fee.
An attorney can help you:
- Learn about your disqualification/suspension.
- Request an administrative hearing with your state’s motor vehicle agency, if applicable.
- Reinstate your driving privileges.