Protecting the Rights of Drivers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and throughout Missouri and Illinois
In both Missouri and Illinois, your driver’s license can be suspended or revoked for a variety of reasons. Generally speaking, the loss of a person’s driver’s license occurs after accumulating too many points on their license within a certain period of time or after a conviction for serious driving-related offense. In both Missouri and Illinois, you can lose your license for the nonpayment of child support as well. Some of the traffic and criminal offenses that could result in the loss of your driver’s license include the following:
- Reckless Driving
- Failure to Maintain Control
- Failing to appear in court or pay fines
Driving on a Suspended License Can Result in Serious Legal Consequences
Losing your driver’s license can make it extremely difficult to get from place to place, particularly if you live in an area that does not have adequate public transportation. As a result, many people are tempted to simply continue driving on a suspended or revoked license and hope that they will not get caught. It is important to understand that driving on a suspended or revoked license is a serious offense that can result in significant fines, probation, a longer period of suspension or revocation, community service, and other serious penalties.
Driver’s License Suspensions and Revocations May be Avoidable
Fortunately for people who need to drive to get from place to place, there are often ways that an attorney can help avoid the loss of your driver’s license. For example, when you retain an attorney to represent you after receiving a traffic ticket, it often results in the offense of which you are accused being reduced to a one that does not involve points being added to your license.
Similarly, if a potential administrative suspension of your license is related to a breath-test refusal, an attorney can often take steps to prevent that suspension from going into effect until the underlying DUI case is resolved.
You Still May be Able to Drive for Pre-Approved Reasons
Both Missouri and Illinois allow people whose driver’s licenses have been suspended to obtain restricted driving privileges in certain cases. Generally speaking, these kinds of licenses allow people to get to places like work, school, drug or alcohol treatment, or doctor’s appointments. Whether or not you are eligible depends on a variety of factors, including the reason your license is suspended or revoked and your driving record. An attorney will be able to review the facts of your case and determine whether you may be eligible for a restricted license in your state.
Contact a St. Louis Suspended and Revoked License Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case
If you are facing a license suspension or revocation or have already lost your driving privileges, you should speak to an attorney as soon as you can. At Kilo Flynn, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of drivers and have the skill and experience required to get you back on the road as soon as possible.
We work with clients throughout the Bi-State Area, including the Missouri Counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin and Crawford, and the Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us today at 314-647-8910 or contact us online.