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Driving license revocation - withdrawal of driving license


Immobility from one minute to the next

As an official document, the driving license is the legal basis within the framework of theDriving license law as part of theTraffic law to be able to drive a motor vehicle such as a car or motorcycle on public roads. In the broadest sense, a driving license is the opportunity to live independently. A driving license opens up both professional and private opportunities and freedom. Without a driver's license, many professions cannot be practiced at all, and by no means every professional place can be accessed without a driver's license. In one sentence: having your own car or two-wheeler makes life really worth living. It is all the worse if there is a threat of a driver's license being revoked or if the driver's license is revoked from now on.

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Revocation of driving license – traumatic experience for those affected

With the revocation of your driving license, the right to drive a vehicle immediately expires

The new license must be applied for

The responsible authority checks in each individual case whether the grant requirements are met

The vehicle may only be driven, i.e. driven, if you have a valid driver's license at the same time. If, for example, it is confiscated during an inspection by the police, then the car or motorcycle must be left where it is and it may no longer be driven from now on. The reasons for this are as diverse as they are diverse. The most common reasons for driving license revocation in everyday life are regulated in Section 4 StVG, the Road Traffic Act. The driving fitness assessment system there regulates in detail when the so-called “eight-point mark” is reached in the FAER, the driving fitness register in Flensburg. According to Section 4 Paragraph 5 No. 3 “….. the driving license is to be revoked if eight or more points result because the holder of a driving license is then considered unsuitable to drive motor vehicles…..”.

Catalog of points according to the road traffic regulations StVO

The overview of scoring, commonly known as the points catalogAdministrative offenses as well as criminal offenses is the basis for entering the points into the FAER. All offenses are under investigationCatalog of fines-Numbers, BKat numbers for short. Common examples of criminal offenses and administrative offenses are:

  • Unadapted speed according to BKat no. 8.1 = 1 point

  • Overtaking with danger according to BKat no. 21.1 = 2 points

  • Parking at the entrance for fire brigade and rescue vehicles according to BKat no. 53.1 = 1 point

  • Unauthorized departure from the scene of an accident as a recorded offense = 3 points

  • Drunk driving as a crime = 2 points

  • Drunk driving as a criminal offense = 3 points

  • Negligent bodily harm = 3 points

  • Coercion in traffic = 3 points

Using these examples, the points in the FAER due to administrative offenses and criminal offenses are added together, taking into account concurrent deadlines for point deletion. If eight points are reached, the driver's license will be temporarily revoked. Other reasons for this lie in the personality of the driver's license holder

  • Physical defects such as severe aging or old age

  • Mental deficiencies such as severe depression or Alzheimer's disease

  • Character defects caused by drug influence or drunkenness

Driving license revocation with personal and individual consequences

The driver's license holder with his own vehicle is, as they say, used to using his vehicle. Conversely, the revocation of a driving license acts like a forced withdrawal if you are no longer allowed to drive independently from one hour to the next. The professional driver sees his professional existence at risk. In comparison, temporarily switching to using local public transport is a small matter. In any case, losing your driving license has a profound impact on your everyday life.

File an appeal and consult a lawyer

Any driving license revocation of any kind is an “administrative act”. The person affected has the opportunity to defend themselves against this by filing an appeal. To do this, forms and deadlines must be adhered to. In such an exceptional situation, the legal layperson should always seek help and seek professional help. A lawyer offers this to him, ideally that personSpecialist lawyer for traffic law. Whether it's just a simple misdemeanor or a serious criminal offense with a driver's license revocation; Today's road traffic law is complex and not understandable for a non-lawyer. In many situations, it is ultimately not the mere fact that decides, but rather the discretion of authorities and courts. The affected driver's license holder should definitely take the opportunity to seek legal advice and representation.

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