The revocation of a license is much more serious than a suspension. A revocation can be permanent, but cannot be for less than three years from the time of the offense. Your license can be revoked for at least three years after two convictions within two years of driving a vehicle or commercial vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. For restoration, the offender must show proof of an alcohol rehabilitation class. After three offenses within ten years, the revocation is permanent and the offender will not have a license reissued to him.
A person who has his license revoked can petition for a restoration of his license after five years from the last conviction has passed. In order to be successful, the offender must prove that at the time of the conviction he had an addiction to the alcohol, currently does not, and must be evaluated to prove that he is no longer a danger to others.
A court may also order a restricted license after three years from the last conviction and when all of the above requirements are satisfied. The restricted license would be for the driving at work or to work. If the license is restored or restricted, you may be required to install an ignition interlock system.
An ignition interlock system is one that requires the driver to breath into the machine like a breathalyzer. If there is any alcohol detected, then the ignition will not start and will leave the vehicle immobile.
Revoked License Violation
Violation of the revocation of the license will result in at least ten days in jail. If the violation occurred in a way as to be dangerous to others, then the mandatory minimum length of incarceration is one year, but can be as long as five years in prison. The second offense or any other afterwards will result in one year minimum and up to five years, regardless of if the driving was dangerous or not. The only excuse for driving with a revoked license would be an extreme emergency that could not be prevented, which can only be decided by the court.
The revocation of a license also has other effects. Once an offender’s license has been revoked, then the ability to register a vehicle solely in his name is also revoked. This also prevents the offender to renew his license plates. This completely cancels any ability to drive or have anyone else drive a vehicle that is solely in revoked licensee’s name.