Driver's License Suspension in Indiana

Information from a Trusted Indianapolis Driver's License Attorney

When the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) or an Indiana court determines that a driver has acted in an illegal or harmful way—or has demonstrated a pattern of committing smaller offenses—they can suspend your driver's license. Not being able to drive can often seriously disrupt a driver's life and knowing how the BMV's license suspension and reinstatement system works can be critical in making sure you are legally back on the road as soon as possible.

If your license has been suspended and you want to streamline the reinstatement process, then it is recommended that you contact a knowledgeable and thorough Indianapolis driver's license lawyer at Keffer Barnhart LLP today. Our trusted team is ready to sit down with you, review the circumstances of your suspension, and help you take the proper steps to get you back behind the wheel.

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Your License & "Points"

Indiana uses a points system to monitor a driver's illegal activity on the road, where each moving violation assigns certain number of points to your license. If eighteen of these points accumulate on your license over the course of two years, then a hearing is set and it is likely your license automatically becomes suspended.

Common violations and their point values include:

  • Traveling 1-15 mph over the speed limit: 2 points
  • Ignoring a traffic device: 4 points
  • Failure to signal: 2 points
  • Failure to yield: 6 points
  • Failure to yield for an emergency vehicle: 8 points
  • Improper U-turn: 4 points
  • Driving while suspended: 8 points plus a mandatory suspension

Many of the more serious violations come with high point value, plus an automatic license suspension of one year. These include driving while suspended, resisting law enforcement inside a vehicle, and operating a vehicle while being suspended as a habitual traffic violator.

Fight for Your Driving Privileges

Just because you have accumulated eighteen or more points does not necessarily mean your license will be completely suspended. If a BMV hearing is set, then you may have the opportunity to argue down some of your violations or petition for specialized driving privileges. At Keffer Barnhart LLP, we are prepared to stand by you during these hearings, speak emphatically on your behalf, and ensure that every avenue towards retaining your ability to drive is explored.

If you are a suspended driver who would like know what legal options you have for getting your license reinstated, then call our firm for counsel you can count on today.

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