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Reinstate Suspended License Guide for Alabama

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How to reinstate a suspended license in Alabama

There are several reasons why your drivers license may be suspended or revoked. In Alabama your drivers license can be suspended for violating traffic laws, failure to pay required fees associated with traffic tickets or driving under the influence. Depending on your particular situation for a suspended license in Alabama, you may be required to go to court and/or take a drivers education course in order to reinstate your license. If your drivers suspension is related to moving violations, you may need to enroll in traffic school. On the other hand, if you were found guilty of DUI in Alabama, you may be required to attend an alcohol and drug awareness course. Each license suspension situation comes with its own protocol. It's important that you learn how to handle the terms your driving suspension, from paying fines to license revocation. Once your drivers license suspension period in Alabama has ended, you can then proceed with driver license reinstatement.

Without your driver license you are very limited to your capabilities of daily life which can greatly affect your lifestyle. The Road Advisors Guide will guide you through the entire process requiring little to no effort from your part.

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Suspended Licenses

In order to legally drive in the state of Alabama, a motorist is required to adhere to the rules of the road at all times. Failure to drive safely and responsibly will result in a drivers license suspension.

Common Reasons for Drivers License Suspension

Although there are various instances that may cause the suspension of your license, the most common scenarios include the following:

  • You have committed an offense in another state that would be the result of a suspension in Alabama.
  • You have been convicted of multiple offenses.
  • You are a habitually reckless or negligent driver.
  • You have allowed fraudulent use of your driving license.
  • You have failed to submit payment for a traffic violation.
  • You have failed to maintain car insurance.
  • You have failed to maintain SR22 insurance when required.
  • You have failed to pay child support.
  • You have been convicted of drag racing.
  • You have convicted of driving under the influence.
  • You have been deemed incompetent to drive a vehicle.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency employs a point system for state drivers. A driving license is suspended if there is an accumulation of points within a certain period. For example, if you have between 12 to 14 points within a two-year period, you will be issued a suspended driving license for 60 days.

Some offenses that may result in points against your license include:

  • Following too closely - three points
  • Reckless driving - six points
  • Improper lane violation - two points
  • Speeding violation up to 25mph over speed limit - two points
  • Speeding violation that is more than 25pph over the speed limit - five points
  • Disregarding traffic control device such as a stop sign or traffic light - three points
  • Passing stopped school bus - five points
  • Failure to obey construction or maintenance zone markers - three points
  • Failure to yield right of way - five points
  • Failure to signal - two points
  • Illegal passing - four points

How to Reinstate a Suspended Drivers License in Person

In the event that you have a suspended drivers license, you will receive a notification from the Driver License Division in the mail. A notice will be sent to the address that you have on file. A driver is entitled to request an administrative hearing in writing by sending a letter with your full name, drivers license number and date of birth to:

Driver License Unit

P.O. Box 1471

Montgomery, AL 36102 - 1471

The steps to get your drivers license reinstated will depend on the type of offense you committed. To have your driving privileges restored, a suspended driver is required to submit reinstatement fees and abide by the rules of his or her suspension notice.

For more information about reinstating suspended drivers licenses, contact a driving licensing reinstatement office in your area:

  • Opelika -334-737-1665
  • Sheffield - 256-383-9991
  • Huntsville: 256-536-2365
  • Birmingham - 205-252-0426
  • Montgomery - 334-242-4259
  • Tuscaloosa - 205-553-3511
  • Dothan - 334-334-983-5616
  • Foley: 251-972-8597
  • Jacksonville: 256-782-1322
  • Mobile - 251-660-2330, ext. 5