Yes. In some circumstances a person whose driver’s license has been revoked permanently based on a bad driving record can get his license back. It is not easy, but it can be done.
A big part of the puzzle is that the person who had his license revoked must correct the behavior that led to the revocation. In order to get his license reinstated, he must show the following to be true:
1. He must not been convicted for any alcohol or drug violations during the previous seven years…and not just in South Carolina, but in any state.
2. He must not have been convicted of or have any charges pending for a driving violation during the previous seven-year period in South Carolina or any other state.
3. He must have successfully completed the program provided by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services in South Carolina (ADSAP).
4. His overall driving record, habits, character, and driving ability would make it safe for him to operate a motor vehicle.
As you may imagine the first three are fairly easy to show. Either they have occurred or they haven’t occurred. It’s the last condition that is subjective. That is why one important part of the process is to have an attorney who knows how to present the evidence in a way that will best show that it is safe for you to have a driver’s license. This is an action that is filed in the Circuit Court, and is tried in front of a Circuit Court judge.
No Easy Way to Restore A Permanently Revoked License
If your license has been permanently revoked, there is no easy path to regaining your license. If you are eligible to apply, you must show seven years of “good behavior.” That’s difficult, but it can be done.
If you would like to discuss your driver’s license problems or traffic-related charges with the attorneys of Holland & Usry, please do not hesitate to contact us toll-free at 888.230.1841 for a free, confidential consultation.