Reasons for a DMV license suspension can range from not paying a fine from a traffic ticket, failing to have proof of insurance while driving, failing to pay child support payments, and/or driving while physically or mentally impaired.
A license suspension is temporary but ranges from thirty days to a year based on the specific reason it was suspended for. An individual’s license could also be suspended if they receive a number of points on their record in a specific amount of time.
The state of California allows individuals to apply for a restricted license until their permanent license is restored in the situation that it was originally suspended for a first time DUI or failing to have insurance. If the situation was a DUI the individual must attended a first time DUI course and notify the program that they are attempting to receive a restricted license.