Provisional Driver Licenses

Drivers with provisional drivers licenses must take extra care when facing even the most minor of offenses.

Provisional license holders face unique penalties when being found guilty of any moving violation.  This includes when a judge grants probation before judgment (PBJ). The penalty for a first offense is to take an MVA approved driver improvement class. A second offense subjects the driver to a 30 day license suspension. A third or subsequent offense subjects the driver to a six month license suspension.  In addition, the 18 month provisional period begins again.  This occasionally leads to more significant charges such as driving suspended.

The driver will be notified of the proposed suspension and given 15 days to request a hearing at the MVA.  This should not be ignored.  With a skilled attorney at the hearing the penalties may be reduced or withheld.