Suspended License in Minnesota
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Whenever you need or want to check the status of your driver’s license, you can order a driving record report. This record will spell out if your driver’s license is currently valid. Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to what’s on record at the DVS. This report will also show points against your license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.
Suspension of driver's license privileges in Minnesota is among the state statutes listed online. Minnesota may suspend driving privileges for as long as one year for various infractions, or failures to comply with court rulings, orders, and fines.
For repeated violations, license suspension may be extended, and eventually a driver's license in Minnesota may be revoked.
The following offenses may prompt suspension of someone's driver's license in Minnesota. These are just some of the offenses that may cause you to lose your driving privileges, temporarily or permanently:
- Underage consumption of alcohol
- Failure to pay child support
- Failure to comply with driver improvement or other ordered clinic
- Providing false identification
- Attempt to unlawfully purchase alcohol or tobacco
- Failure to pay fines or surcharges
- Out-of-state conviction
- Providing false statements regarding insurance coverage
- Other misrepresentation regarding vehicle registration, driver's license application, or other document or form
- Failure to appear for traffic tickets
If you commit an offense and your license gets suspended, the Department of Public Safety will send you a "notice of withdrawal" and list the requirements you must meet to have your license reinstated.
For license suspension to be lifted in Minnesota, drivers must comply with all court-ordered penalties and requirements, and pay all fines.
If your license has been revoked or suspended, you may still be able to drive under restricted conditions. For instance, you might be allowed to drive to and from work, school, or your chemical dependency treatment center. If you have any dependent children, you may also be able to provide transportation for them.
However, to be considered for a limited license, you must have served your mandatory waiting period and meet other requirements.
Call the driver's license line at (651) 215-1328 for more information on limited licenses.
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