Drivers’ License Suspension

Northwest Indiana Drivers’ License Suspension Attorney

Regardless of the reason behind your drivers’ license suspension, having a suspended license can create serious hardship for you and your loved ones.

Without a valid drivers’ license, you cannot get to and from work or school. You cannot drop off or pick up your kids or drive them to their much-needed doctor appointments. You cannot run to the grocery store to buy food or to the pharmacy to pick up medication for yourself. You also cannot drive yourself to your court hearings regarding the event that caused the state to revoke your license in the first place.

At Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP, our Merrillville drivers’ license suspension attorneys understand the genuine hardship that a lack of a license creates. If the state recently suspended or revoked your license, reach out to our law firm today regarding the steps you need to take toward reinstatement.

Why Your License May Have Been Suspended

In most cases, individuals are aware of the reason for their license suspension or revocation. Typically, it happens after an arrest and after a court hearing in which the judge decides to suspend a person’s license as a form of punishment. However, every once in a while, a person is unaware that his or her driving privileges have been revoked. This typically happens when a person fails to pay child support, fails to show up for a traffic ticket hearing, or fails to pay a traffic ticket. That said, some common and obvious reasons for license suspension include the following:

  • Being a habitual traffic violator, meaning you have a certain number of traffic violations on your record within a 10-year span;
  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol;
  • Failing to complete the court-ordered Defensive Driving Course or Driver Safety Program;
  • Driving without insurance; or
  • Failing to appear in traffic court and/or failing to pay a traffic violation fine.

Help Reinstating Your License

With the right legal assistance, you may be able to avoid license suspension entirely. However, even if a Merrillville license suspension attorney cannot help you achieve the best case outcome, he or she can still help you achieve the next best thing, which is license reinstatement sooner rather than later.

For instance, you may be able to prove that you were actually insured at the time you received the citation. It is not uncommon for a driver to have insurance but to forget to keep an insurance card in his or her vehicle. If your license was suspended because of a DUI, OVI, or OVWI, your attorney may be able to successfully argue that the officer did not have probable cause to stop you.

If the state restricted your license because you refused to submit to a chemical or blood test, because you were in possession of drugs at the time of arrest, or because of a financial responsibility offense, the court may grant you a hardship permit. A hardship permit allows you to drive to and from your place of employment, in the course of your regular employment, to and from your place of worship, and to participate in visitation with your children. However, if the state suspended your license because you were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it will not grant you a hardship permit.

Contact a Merrillville Suspended Drivers’ License Attorney

If the state suspended yours or a loved one’s driving privileges, and if you are suffering mentally and financially because of it, reach out to the Merrillville suspended drivers’ license lawyers at Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP, for legal assistance today. We will work on your behalf to reinstate your privileges or, at the very least, help you obtain a hardship permit.

For an aggressive and effective legal team to advocate on your behalf, call the firm at 219-736-6500 or use the convenient online contact form on this site.

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