A license suspension can occur in several different ways. The most common way to lose a driver's license is by accumulating traffic tickets for moving violations. The effect of this accumulation can result in a license suspension of thirty, sixty, or ninety days. Any additional moving violations may result in a one year suspension of the privilege to drive. License suspensions may also occur because of failure to have liability insurance, driving with blood alcohol levels in excess of the legal limits, refusing to take a breathalyzer (BREATH-uh-lie-zer) test, or outstanding traffic charges. Driving with a suspended license is a serious offense which could result in arrest, jail time, fines, or having your license revoked. If your license is suspended, your insurance rates could be raised. It is strongly suggested that you make every effort to maintain a valid driver's license. If you think you are at risk of losing your driver's license, you may wish to consult an attorney about proper proceedings to protect yourself.
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