A driver can have their license suspended for a variety of reasons, including driving under the influence, violating insurance laws, not paying traffic citations, and for accumulating too many points on your record. Depending on your particular circumstances, you may be able to get your license reinstated. Additionally, some offenses may require more fines and penalties than others.
Restoring Your License
If you were convicted of driving under the influence, one of the steps you may have to take to reinstate your license includes the completion of an Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program. If this is your second offense, you may likely be required to install an ignition interlock device in your car, which will prevent you from driving if it detects you are not clean and sober when you get behind the wheel. Other steps you may have to take include:
- SR22 insurance, maintained for three years.
- Payment of court fines.
- $100 South Carolina suspended driver license reinstatement fee.
If your license was suspended for another reason, you may have to retake and pass a the driving test.
Appeal Your Suspension
It is also possible to challenge a suspension. To do this, you will have to request a hearing in court, where you will appear before an administrative judge who will listen to the details of your case and determine whether or not the suspension should remain in effect. If your license was suspended due to too many points on your record, you may be able to enroll in a Driver Improvement Program, which removes four points and may even help you avoid license suspension.
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