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Steps to reinstate suspended drivers license in Alabama

If you do not follow Alabama road rules and regulations, you can receive a license suspension or revocation for traffic violations. The Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) can suspend or revoke your driving license for certain traffic citations, including driving while intoxicated or reckless driving. If you receive a drivers license suspension, you must serve the suspension period or have the suspension resolved before proceeding with the reinstatement process. To learn more about driving license suspension and license reinstatement in Alabama, you can continue reading the section below.

If you do not follow Alabama road rules and regulations, you can receive a license suspension or revocation for traffic violations. The Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) can suspend or revoke your driving license for certain traffic citations, including driving while intoxicated or reckless driving. If you receive a drivers license suspension, you must serve the suspension period or have the suspension resolved before proceeding with the reinstatement process. To learn more about driving license suspension and license reinstatement in Alabama, you can continue reading the section below.

Suspended drivers license in Alabama

In the state, a number of violations can result in someone having his or her license to drive suspended. In general, these violations fall within the following categories:

  • Civil traffic violations
  • Criminal traffic violations
  • Accumulation of offenses
  • Accidents for which you are found responsible
  • Other criminal violations

Note: The registrar can also suspend your drivers license if:

  • You are considered a threat.
  • You have operated a vehicle improperly.
  • You have committed drivers license fraud.
  • You have failed to pay required child support.

Alabama Drivers License Suspension Duration

When a driver accumulates a certain number of points on his or her license, he or she can be subject to a drivers license suspension. Here is a detailed breakdown of the driving license suspension duration in Alabama:

12-14 points in a 2-year period: 60 days 15-17 points in a 2-year period: 90 days 18-20 points in a 2-year period: 120 days 21-23 points in a 2-year period: 180 days 24 and above points in a 2-year period: 365 days

How to Reinstate a Suspended AL Drivers License

Once you have completed the driving license suspension period, you will have to pay a required fee in order to have your license fully reinstated. In certain situations you may have to apply for a new drivers license entirely.

In the state of Alabama, suspended drivers license reinstatement fees include:

Reinstatement Fees Suspended/cancelled licenses – $100 Revoked licenses – $175

Alcohol/drug-related offenses Fees Suspended – $275 Revoked – $275 Additional drug-related fee – $25 Interlock Issuance fee – $150

To reinstate a suspended driving license, you must visit a driver license office in person to pay the required fee. You should also download the Request for Reinstatement Requirements form beforehand in order to ensure that you meet all the state’s requirements to have your drivers license reinstated.