License Issues

We specialize in resolving license issues and restoring your driving freedom.

Northwest Indiana License Issues Attorney

To drive in Indiana, you need to have a valid license. A valid license is one that is not expired, revoked, or suspended. Since many Northwest Indiana communities don’t offer public transportation, having a driver’s license can be vital to meeting your personal and professional needs.

When your driving privileges are threatened or taken away, it can be frustrating and stressful. If you are facing the potential loss of your license or need help getting your license reinstated, our attorneys can help. At The Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC, we’ve helped many clients get back on the road legally. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.

Common Reasons for License Suspension in Indiana

There are many reasons why a driver’s license may be revoked or suspended in Indiana. Some common causes include:

  • A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DUI) or operating while intoxicated (OWI)
  • A pending charge for DUI / OWI, without a conviction or finding of guilt; a mere allegation
  • Refusing to submit to a field sobriety test
  • Failing to appear for a traffic summons
  • Failing to pay fines
  • Failing to pay child support
  • Operating a vehicle without auto insurance
  • Being named a habitual traffic violator
  • Too many tickets or points on your license
  • A civil money judgment for a civil claim you owe
  • Being behind in child support

These are just a few of the situations that can result in the loss of your driving privileges, and the exact circumstances of your case will determine what steps must be taken to restore your license.

Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

The need to get to work or transport loved ones may cause a person to attempt to drive without a valid license. While they may get away with it sometimes, eventually, they are caught by police, and the resulting penalties can be quite serious.

A person who is caught driving while their Indiana driver’s license or permit is revoked or suspended will be charged with a Class A infraction, which can result in a fine of up to $10,000. If a driver is charged with driving on a suspended license a second time, the charge may be raised to a Class A misdemeanor, carrying a punishment of up to 365 days in jail. In addition, if you are caught driving with a suspended license, the state will extend the suspension on your license.

Some circumstances increase the penalties for driving on a suspended license. For example, if your license is suspended in relation to a drug charge, being caught driving could result in a Class A misdemeanor for your first offense. If you are involved in an accident while driving without a valid license, you could face felony charges if the accident results in serious injuries.

How a Skilled Defense Lawyer Can Help

License suspensions are not treated lightly in Indiana. You need to seek legal help, or you could face a wide range of penalties.

A lawyer can assess your case and help you understand your legal options. They will advise you of the best course of action based on your circumstances. The reason for your license loss and your criminal history will be taken into consideration.

For drivers who need to commute for work, school, medical care, or other needs, a judge may issue Specialized Driving Privileges, allowing the person limited ability to drive legally. In some cases, a lawyer may even be able to have your original suspension or revocation charge dismissed. By restoring your right to drive, you will be poised for success.

Get Help for Your Indiana Driving While Suspended Case

Driving with a suspended license is not a minor issue. It can lead to jail time, fines, community service, extended license suspension, and more.

Seek legal help from the skilled defense attorneys at The Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC. We can defend your case and help you work toward a favorable outcome. To schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you, call our office or fill out the online form.


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