Your Driver’s License and MVA Hearings
Most people don’t realize quite how easy it is to have their license suspended or revoked by the MVA. If you receive a letter from the MVA saying that your license is being suspended or revoked, time is always of the essence! Don’t delay in taking action. Usually, you only have a certain number of days to contest the suspension or revocation of your license (often 15 days). If you miss the window to contest the suspension or revocation, then your license will be suspended or revoked by the MVA for the period specified in their letter, which is usually anywhere from 30 days to 1 year. You also will not get credit for the suspension or revocation time until the MVA receives your license.
Common occurrences that will cause your license to be suspended or revoked are:
- Receiving 8 to 12 points, or more, against your license within a 2-year period of time,
- Being charged with a DUI or DWI,
- Being convicted (or receiving a PBJ) for more than one moving violation while holding a provisional license,
- Paying (or being found guilty) of certain traffic tickets, such as “violating a licensing restriction” to name a few.
At Cochran & Chhabra, we have a robust MVA practice and frequently represent clients at MVA hearings to contest the suspension or revocation of their driver’s license or driving privilege. Our attorneys have been very successful at getting our clients’ licenses reinstated, their driving privileges reinstated, and getting the MVA to take no action against their license.
Missed the deadline to request an MVA hearing? Our team has also been successful at getting MVA hearings, even after the client has missed the deadline, and the suspension or revocation of their license lifted in the interim.
Phone: 410.268.5515 Toll Free: 888.268.5515