A car is an important necessity. If you cannot drive a car, it will be difficult to get to work and other important places. Unfortunately, it is possible to get your license suspended for a number of reasons.
If you are in danger of having your license being suspended OR have received a charge for driving without a license, you should contact a traffic lawyer immediately! Tucker, Nong and Associates can help individuals facing traffic charges in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.
Here are 6 reasons people lose their licenses:
1) Repeat Violations
If you have repeat violations on your driving record, you are at risk of losing your license. For example, if you have a certain amount of reckless driving offenses in a specific time period, you could get your license revoked/suspended. For more information on driving on a revolved or suspended license, please visit our page, Driving with a Revoked or Suspended License.
2) No Insurance
Car insurance is required in all states, so you could face penalties for driving without it. If a police officer pulls you over and you have no proof of insurance, he may just give you a ticket and let you show proof in court. However, it is best to keep your insurance information in your vehicle at all times.
3) Point Accumulation
The majority of states assign a certain number of points for minor and major traffic violations. Once you accumulate a certain amount of points, you will get your license suspended. That is why you should be careful on the road and always obey traffic laws. Follow the speed limit, stop fully at stop signs and never run red lights.
4) Serious Offenses
If you commit a serious offense, you could have your license automatically suspended. For example, if you are charged with a DUI, you are in serious danger of getting your license taken away. If it is your first DUI and you need to drive to get to work, your lawyer may be able to convince the judge to let you keep your license. If you have been charged with a DUI/DWI in Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C., check out our page, DUI and DWI Defense for more useful information.
Another serious offense that can result in a suspended license is leaving the scene of an accident.If you are involved in a car accident, you must stay at the scene until police get there. Staying at the scene can be nerve-wracking, but it is better than the alternative. If you try to flee, you could lose your license and even go to jail.
5) Driving Record Inaccuracies
It is very possible to have inaccuracies on your driving record. For instance, you could have traffic tickets that you beat in court. It is very important to check you driving record periodically to make sure there are no errors. If you find errors, get them corrected right away.
6) Being Forgetful
If you forgot to pay a fine for a traffic ticket or did not remember to go to traffic school, you could get your license suspended. If the judge ordered you to pay a fine or attend traffic school, you should not forget about it. Mark your calendar so that you can avoid a suspended license.