A suspended license can be a burden. Public transportation can be unreliable, ride shares expensive, and the lack of freedom can make it hard to go about your daily life. If you’ve had your license suspended for a period of time and it’s about to end, you are likely to be excited to get back on the road. Unfortunately, many drivers who have had their licenses suspended get back on the road and get arrested for driving on a suspended license. They mistakenly assume that it automatically reinstates and are then facing more penalties. So how do you reinstate your license after it’s been suspended in Pennsylvania?
Restore with PennDOT
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, you will need to obtain a restoration requirements letter. This letter outlines the steps you must complete to restore your driving privilege. The letter can be accessed online or by mail to your address on record. The steps include:
- Reading all instructions carefully
- Paying a Restoration Fee, which varies depending on your circumstances
- Provide proof of insurance
If your suspension was for a DUI, you may have to apply for an Ignition Interlock license or learner’s permit.
You can access your application and letter 30 days before your eligibility date. Start your application as early as possible to ensure you follow all instructions and ensure you can get driving again.
What Happens If I Drive on A Suspended License?
Depending on the reason your license was suspended in the first palace, whether a DUI or other charges, the penalties will vary. You can get a fine of $200 and additional time on your suspension. For repeat offenses, the fine could be up to $2,500 and 6 months of jail time. For a DUI, the penalties can be even more severe.
Work with an Experienced Attorney
At Testa & Pagnanelli, LLC, we offer comprehensive counsel for clients with suspended driving licenses. We understand the frustration and fear that can come with a suspended license and work hard to get your driving privileges restored.
Call us at (610) 365-4733 or visit us online to learn how we can help you.