In Arizona, your driver license can be suspended or revoked under specific
circumstances. When a driver license is “revoked,” it means
the person’s driving privilege has been terminated. Under Arizona
law, when people are convicted of certain driving offenses, their driver
license must be revoked. Once a revocation period ends, the person’s
driving record is investigated and if everything looks good, they can
obtain a new license.
In contrast, when a driver license is suspended, it means a driving privilege
has been removed
temporarily.Once a license suspension ends, it remains in effect until the driver’s
application for reinstatement is approved.
Adults aren’t the only ones who face a driver license suspension.
Young drivers, under the age of eighteen can have their driver licenses
suspended if they are convicted of any of the following offenses:
- Theft-related offenses,
- Drug-related offenses,
- Driving Under the Influence,
- Extreme DUI,
- Aggravated DUI,
- Defacing property – criminal damage,
- Purchasing or using materials for graffiti,
- Possession of liquor – first offense,
- Possession of liquor – second or subsequent offense,
- Theft or unlawful use of means of transportation, or
- Being under 21 and driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle
with alcohol in their body.
Of the above offenses, the license suspension varies, but generally a juvenile’s
license can be suspended: 1) until their eighteenth birthday, 2) for two
years, or 3) for three years. For example, if a minor is convicted of
DUI or Extreme DUI, their driver license will be suspended for two years,
but if they are convicted of Aggravated DUI, their license will be suspended
for three years.
To learn more about driver license suspensions for youth who are under
here to visit Maricopa.gov’s website. If you are a parent whose son or
daughter is facing
criminal charges in Phoenix or Tempe,
contact our firm to meet with Attorney Davidson, a former prosecutor, for free.