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Can An Employer See If My License Has Been Suspended?

Can An Employer See If My License Has Been Suspended?

License suspensions are inconvenient, but they can also set you up for a lot of worry. You worry about the future. You worry about the possibility of reinstatement. If you’re applying for a job or you already have one, you might wonder if your employer can find out about your license suspension. The short answer is yes. But don’t worry; there’s good news, too.

Will an Employer Look at Your Driving Record?

Will your next employer look at your driving record? Maybe, or maybe not. It really depends on the employer themselves. Most employers will look at your driving record, but they’re more likely to scrutinize it in detail if you have to drive as part of your job. For instance, if you’re applying to be a bus driver who will transport children to and from school, your driving record is going to matter a lot more than if you’re just going to use your personal car to go to sales meetings. Most of the time you’ll be given the chance to explain anything on your record that you’re concerned about, no matter what job you’re applying for, especially if you’ve made it to the interview process.

Will an Employer Care About a License Suspension?

Once again, the answer to this question depends on who the employer is. Most employers don’t care too much about regular suspensions. For instance, if you got one too many speeding tickets but you were only going 10 miles per hour over the limit, your suspension might not raise too many red flags. Administrative action against your license isn’t legally considered a crime, so if that’s all you have, you might be okay. Then again, if your license was suspended for a criminal reason, then it’s more likely to matter to your employer.

When Does a License Suspension Hinder Job Acquisition

The situation in which your suspension is most likely to cause issues for an employer is when you’re looking to be a commercial driver. Most employers hiring employees who require a CDL license will look ten years into the past where your driving record is concerned. In most cases, it will be extremely difficult to get a CDL license with a suspension on your record. However, even if you do get that far, or if you had a license before your suspension, employers aren’t usually too keen to hire a driver who’s had their license suspended. In California, for instance, you can lose your CDL license if you’ve had two tickets within three years. Each state and each employer has their own requirements, so it’s worth it to check and see what they are.

Having a license suspension on your record is never a good thing. It can make your life difficult in a number of ways. From being declined when you go to apply for an auto loan to making employers look twice at your record, having a suspension can be problematic. However, if you’re facing license suspension, hiring a traffic attorney might be able to help you save the situation before it becomes permanent.

At Ticket Void, we’ve been working with people just like you for years. We know that every ticket matters, and just one can send someone down the road to license suspension. That’s why we created a network of attorneys who are experienced and knowledgeable in traffic law. With just a few pieces of information we can match you with an attorney who’s just right for the job. The initial consultation is free, so what do you have to lose? Get started today, and exercise your right to fight.


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