If you are convicted of driving on a suspended license and you reinstate your driver’s license prior to the conviction being assessed onto your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), MVD will issue a one-year restricted driver’s license. A restricted driver’s license allows you to drive to or from:
- Seeking medical help for yourself
- Serving jail time
- Attending screening and/or substance abuse classes
- Going to appointments with your probation officer
- Going to a certified ignition interlock device facility
If stopped for driving any place else not listed above, you will be charged with a driving on a suspended license. However, if you are convicted of driving on a suspended license and you wait for the conviction to appear on your MVR, then reinstate your driver’s license, your driver’s license will not be restricted by MVD.
A.R.S. § 28-3473
If your driver’s license has been suspended in the past for a prior violation and you have satisfied all Court orders (ex: paid all fines, served all jail time, completed all classes and/or community service) and satisfied all suspension periods ordered for any reason other than driving on a suspended license under A.R.S. § 28-3473, you may go to MVD, pay the required reinstatement fees, and obtain a restricted driver’s license for one year. At the end of the one-year restricted driver’s license, if you have no other suspension convictions or orders, you may return to MVD to obtain a clean driver’s license with no restrictions.
The above applies only to a suspended driver’s license, not to a revoked driver’s license. If your driver’s license is revoked for any reason, you must serve the revocation period and be ticket-free for 12 months before submitting a Revocation Investigation package to regain your driver’s license.
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Contact An Experienced License Suspension Attorney
At The Law Offices of John Phebus, we have extensive experience representing clients in Glendale, Phoenix, Peoria, and throughout Maricopa County who have been charged with driving on a suspended license. Call our office in Glendale at 623-847-7117 for a free 30-minute telephonic consultation. You may also contact our traffic violation defense firm online.