The length of your license suspension will depend on why it was suspended. Generally, the terms of the suspension will lay out when you can apply to have your license reinstated. Once your suspension period has ended, you will need to legally reinstate your license before you get behind the wheel. You may need to:
- Pay a $95 fee
- Take care of any additional costs and fees associated with license reinstatement
- Attend any alcohol- or drug-related programs ordered by the court
- Complete the written and road driving tests
Once you have completed those steps, you can legally have your license reinstated, which means you can drive again.
Even if your license is suspended, you may have the right to apply for a limited or provisional license, which will allow you to operate a vehicle to get to and from work, handle transportation of children or other individuals in your care, or manage some personal responsibilities. An attorney can help determine whether you may be eligible for a provisional license and what steps you might need to take in order to retain some measure of freedom.