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Your Driving Record and Withdrawal of Your License

If I pay the fine, will the offense go on my driving record?

Yes, provided it is a certifiable offense. Certifiable offenses include, but are not limited to: speeding, defective equipment, improper turns or lane use, and careless driving. Non-certifiable offenses are generally offenses that don't pertain to driving behavior. Examples of non-certifiable offenses are parking tickets, most license plate violations, and passenger in possession of an open bottle. Payment of a fine is considered a plea of guilty.

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Why is my Driver’s License suspended?

There may be many reasons your Driver's License is suspended. It may even be revoked or cancelled. The reason for this can be non-payment of fines, too many violations within a given time period, or for conviction of a serious driving offense. Ultimate control over your driving privileges rests not with the court, but with the Department of Vehicle Services. If you have questions about your license or about a suspension, call the Driver and Vehicle Services office:

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Is my driving record public information?

Your driving record as maintained by the Driver and Vehicle Services office is not public information, but your individual offenses are kept in the Court records, and most of the Court records are available to the public.

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Will my Driver’s License be reinstated as soon as I pay my fine?

No. Proof of payment must reach the office of Driver and Vehicle Services and they must update their database. You aren't reinstated until Driver and Vehicle Services tells you that you are. You can speed up the process by hand-delivering the proof, but don't drive from the court office to the DVS office.
Additionally, if there are other reasons your license has been withdrawn, you must comply with ALL of the requirements set down by Driver and Vehicle Services before your license is reinstated.

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