Thursday, August 7, 2014

Driver’s License Suspension in Nevada

The Nevada DMV has the ability to suspend or revoke an individual’s license if they commit certain driving offenses or are convicted of certain crimes. The amount of time that the driver’s license is suspended will depend upon the specific offense and their driving record.

Losing your driver’s license for any amount of time will seriously impact your ability to get to work, take care of your family, and your insurance rates. In light of these consequences, it’s important to discuss your options with a lawyer right away so that you can fight a possible license suspension.

When is a driver’s license suspended?

The Nevada DMV will suspend or revoke your driving privileges if you commit certain offenses. Common types of suspensions include:
  • Point Suspension – you accumulate 12 or more demerit points on your driving record within a 12-month period.
  • DUI – you are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; or breath, blood or urine tests show that you were driving under the influence.
  • Street Racing – you were involved in an illegal speed contest on a public highway or road.
  • Collision with a Pedestrian or Bicyclist – you caused an accident involving a pedestrian or bicyclist.
  • Failure to Appear – you don’t pay the fine for a traffic ticket on time or do not appear in court when required.
  • Failure to Maintain Auto Insurance – you are convicted of failing to maintain insurance, you have repeatedly failed to have vehicle liability coverage, or you failed to maintain SR-22 insurance after having your license previously suspended or revoked.
  • Failure to Properly Secure a Child – you are cited and convicted three or more times of failing to correctly restrain a child in your vehicle.
  • Child Support – you are in arrears for payments for court-ordered child support.
  • Graffiti – you are convicted of committing a graffiti offense.
  • Drugs and Alcohol – you are a minor and are found guilty of possessing, using, distributing, or selling drugs; or you are found guilty of possessing, drinking, or buying alcohol.
If the Nevada DMV suspends your license, you will be notified of the length of time of your suspension by law enforcement or by certified mail. You will also be notified of whether or not you are entitled to an administrative hearing. To learn more about driver’s license suspensions and revocations, visit the DMV’swebsite.

If you are at risk of having your license suspended in the Las Vegas area, don’t wait to enlist the help of our experienced defense attorneys at De Castroverde Law Group. Contact our team today to discuss your charges and to learn about your possible defense options.