Traffic Law DUI/DWI Newsletters
The most common license violations include failing to possess a valid driver's license; driving with an expired license; driving on a revoked or suspended license; failing to notify the department of public safety or bureau of motor vehicles of a change of name or address; and operating a motor vehicle in violation of a restriction or an endorsement imposed on your license. Generally license violation offenses are considered misdemeanors. The motorists are usually required to pay a fine if the motorist commits a license violation.
A charge of driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license is a serious charge. It is against the law to drive when your driver's license is suspended or revoked. It is also against the law to drive if you do not have a license and your right to apply for one has been suspended or revoked.
Car insurance companies frown upon drunk drivers and enforce serious penalties to those who have been charged with drunk driving, or other alcohol-related driving offenses. Convictions for such offenses will cause many insurance carriers to raise the rates significantly or cancel an insured, either during mid-term or at the end of insurance term.
Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) can result in harsh penalties in the form of mandatory prison sentences and license suspensions. However, there are sentencing alternatives. One such alternative is electronic monitoring.
The Driver License Compact (DLC) is an interstate agreement among the party states to share traffic safety information and to ensure that drivers who commit traffic and vehicle code violations in party states are sanctioned in the driver's home or licensing state.