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License Suspension vs. Revocation

One consequence of a DUI/DWI conviction is the possibility of license suspension or revocation. Although some states allow individuals convicted of a DUI to obtain an occupational driver’s license that would allow them to drive to work, Rhode Island offers no such program. As such, license suspension or revocation after a conviction is likely to have a significant impact on an individual’s life.

If you or a loved one has been charged with driving under the influence, it is imperative that you enlist the assistance of a qualified attorney. Rhode Island DUI attorney Matthew Marin will fight vigorously to defend your legal rights and best interests. Contact us by calling 401-287-4384 to schedule a consultation today.

Differences between Revocation and Suspension

If your license is suspended or revoked, you will be unable to operate a motor vehicle under any circumstances, even to go to work. Although the words “revocation” and “suspension” may seem to imply similar things, their effects are very different:

During a revocation, the license:

  • Is terminated
  • Cannot be renewed or reopened

During a suspension, the license:

  • Is temporarily withdrawn
  • May be renewed after the probationary period

To regain a driver’s license after a revocation, you must apply for a completely new one at the DMV. A driver’s license suspension, however, is less severe, and the same license may be renewed without application for a new one.

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License suspension or revocation in the case of a DUI/DWI conviction can have devastating results on an individual’s personal and work life. As such, it is important that you hire a qualified, capable attorney who can provide aggressive and personalized legal representation. Contact Rhode Island DUI attorney Matthew Marin by calling 401-287-4384 today.