Ending Lifetime Driver's License Revocations

In the Indianapolis area, and throughout the State of Indiana, you cannot manage work and the duties of everyday life without being able to drive. If your driver's license has been suspended for life due to habitual traffic violations or drunk driving convictions, the permanent loss of licensure can impact your livelihood and your family's well-being.

Thankfully, there is hope. In recent years, Indiana law has changed to allow certain drivers to end their lifetime driver's license revocations.

Are You Eligible For Reinstatement?

As you might expect, important conditions must be met to be eligible for reinstatement, and some conditions may automatically disqualify certain drivers. As an example of the latter, you are considered ineligible for license reinstatement if your loss of license was related to an offense that resulted in someone's death.

If you have never been convicted of a fatal traffic offense, you may be eligible if:

  • At least 10 years have passed since your last lifetime suspension.
  • You have resolved all outstanding driving matters, both criminal and administrative.
  • You have paid all outstanding penalties and fees and have obtained auto insurance.

If you cannot meet all of the conditions listed above, your request for reinstatement will likely be denied. However, you may still be able to obtain a specialized driving permit, which comes with court-imposed restrictions and conditions.

A Lawyer Uniquely Qualified In Licensure Matters

Our firm's founder, Scott A. DeVries, is a former deputy prosecutor, a former Master Commissioner in Marion County criminal courts, and served as the BMV's General Counsel. He was also part of a legislative committee tasked with rewriting the State's motor vehicle laws. In that capacity, attorney DeVries specifically initiated and developed the provision to end the lifetime driver's license ban.

He previously served as general counsel to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and now frequently lectures on Indiana traffic law.

Call Us Today For A Free Case Evaluation

DeVries Law Office is located in Indianapolis and offers free initial consultations to prospective clients. To discuss your suspended license or any similar issue, call us at 317-643-5918 (or toll free at 800-555-3068). You can also fill out our online contact form.