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Driver Amnesty in South Carolina

Driver Amnesty in South Carolina

Note: This was featured as part of our Wednesday segment on Charleston’s 105.5 The Bridge with Box in the Morning. You can catch us every Wednesday morning at 8:50 am ET for the latest law tips and legal news. You can listen to the segment below:


During Driver Amnesty Week in South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles allows drivers with certain kinds of license suspensions to apply for their suspension to be reduced or cleared.

Some suspensions that qualify for driver amnesty include:

  • Underage drivers suspended for excessive points
  • Drivers suspended for operating an uninsured vehicle they did not own
  • Drivers suspended for operating an unlicensed taxi or vehicle
  • Those suspended for operating or allowing the operation of an uninsured vehicle
  • Drivers suspended for driving under suspension, excluding drug and alcohol related convictions

Any violation involving drugs or alcohol does not qualify for driver amnesty. The South Carolina DMV website can tell you more about the requirements and restrictions of the process.

While the driver amnesty process cuts you some slack, it is not a free ride to getting your license back. If you are granted driver amnesty, you will have to pay reinstatement fees and other similar costs.

Remember never to drive with a suspended license. Whether you are pulled over or get into an accident, you will be caught and forced to face the consequences.

Driver Amnesty Week in South Carolina takes place March 14th-18th, 2016.

If you have any questions about driver amnesty or have been the victim of an accident with a suspended driver, contact John Price Law Firm online or at 843-552-6011.