Suspended License in North Dakota
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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 Should your license have been revoked or suspended, the report will indicate that according to hat’s on record at the NDDOT. This report will also show points against your license and, in some cases, information on any accidents you have had.
A suspended license means your privileges have been taken away on a temporary basis, usually ranging from a few days to two years. And, once your suspension ends you can seek reinstatement providing you pay a fee.
A revoked license means you cannot operate a vehicle for an extended period of time, usually ranging from two to five years. And unlike a suspension, once your penalty expires you cannot simply pay a reinstatement fee to get your license back. Instead, you'll be treated like a first-time driver and be asked to go through the testing process again, as well as face a board review.
- Refusing a blood alcohol test.
- Getting convicted for DUI a second, third, or fourth time.
- Speeding away from a scene of an accident involving death or injury.
- Fleeing from a police officer.
- Getting clocked exceeding the speed limit by 35 mph
- Fraudulent use of a license.
You will be notified by mail of your suspension or revocation. Once received, you will have 10 days to notify the court if you intend to appeal with a hearing.
Once your suspension ends your license will be automatically renewed after you pay a $50 reinstatement fee, or $100 if your suspension was DUI-related.
If your license was revoked and you want to be reinstated, you will be treated like a first-time driver and be asked to again pass the written and road exams. In addition, you must also pay a reinstatement fee ($50 or $100). And, drivers who have been arrested four times or more for DUI will also need to furnish proof that they complied with North Dakota's mandatory alcohol treatment programs.
If your driver's license has been suspended for DUI, you are eligible to apply for a temporary restricted license. But to qualify for consideration, you must:
- Provide proof that you're enrolled in a court ordered drug program.
- Be conviction free of any offenses for 365 days.
- Provide a letter of recommendation from your district court.
If you meet all three requirements, only then will the Drivers License & Traffic Safety Division consider your case. To arrange for a hearing, send along an e-mail. Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, and reason for writing.
A restricted license, depending on your circumstances, will generally allow you to legally drive to and from work or school.
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