Indiana Driver's License Suspensions and Reinstatement

Indianapolis Attorney Protecting Your Driving Privileges

When individuals in Indiana are convicted of certain types of traffic violations, they can end up having their driver's licenses suspended by the state's Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Having your driver's license suspended can be a major hardship on your life, as it may leave you without a way to get to work or school, or it may make you unable to transport your children or perform important tasks.

What can cause a driver's license to be suspended?

Here are some of the various actions that can cause someone to have his or her license suspended:

  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs ( DUI/OVWI/OVI )
  • Being considered a habitual traffic violator, meaning the driver has committed a certain number of traffic violations within a 10-year period
  • Failing to complete Driver Safety Program (DSP) or Defensive Driving Course (DDC) when it has been ordered by the court (usually required after convictions for traffic violations)
  • Driving without insurance
  • Failing to pay traffic tickets or failing to appear in court regarding traffic citations

Getting Your License Reinstated

There are some cases in which it is possible to completely avoid a license suspension or to get your driver's license reinstated sooner rather than later. For example, it may be possible to prove that the driver was actually insured at the time of his or her citation, or there may be strong grounds to contest a DUI/OVWI/OVI suspension in an administrative hearing (such as the grounds that the officer did not have enough probable cause to make the stop).

Get Help from Keffer Barnhart LLP

If you are at risk of having your driver's license suspended or you need help getting your license reinstated after a suspension, you should not hesitate to consult with a competent attorney. At Keffer Barnhart LLP, our Indianapolis lawyers are fully knowledgeable of how the BMV system works and what steps need to be taken to help you protect your driving privileges.

Our legal team wants to do everything possible to help you avoid a driver's license suspension, or to help you regain your license as soon as possible after your suspension. Contact Keffer Barnhart LLP so that we can advocate for you!