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Loss of driving privileges in South Carolina

On Behalf of | Jun 30, 2019 | Misdemeanors

If you are licensed to drive in the state of South Carolina, you may likely know that the Department of Motor Vehicles has the right to rescind your driving privileges in some situations. There are several different violations or reasons that may lead this to happen. However, it is important for you to know that the loss of your driving privileges may take many forms. As explained by the South Carolina Code of Laws, a driver’s license may be suspended, revoked or cancelled.

If you are told that your license is going to be suspended, that means you will be unable to drive for a temporary period of time. The length of time that your suspension may last will vary based in part on the violation that led to the suspension. Once the suspension term is over, your license and your driving privileges may be able to be reinstated. 

If your driver’s license is revoked or cancelled, you will not be able to have it restored or renewed. The only way to have legal driving privileges again would be to apply for an all-new driver’s license. A revocation of your license terminates your right to drive and makes the license invalid. A cancellation does that but may also annul the license and your rights.

If you would like to learn more about the various laws and violations related to driving privileges, what may result in you losing the right to drive and what you can do if this happens, please feel free to visit the driver’s rights page of our South Carolina criminal and traffic ticket defense website.