Arizona Revised Statutes Title 28. Transportation § 28-3315. Period of suspension, revocation or disqualification;  unlicensed drivers




A. The department shall not suspend, revoke or disqualify a driver license or privilege to drive a motor vehicle on the public highways for more than one year from the date of a conviction or judgment, if any, against a person for which this chapter makes revocation, suspension or disqualification mandatory or from the date the notice is sent pursuant to § 28-3318 if no conviction was involved, except as permitted under subsection E of this section and §§ 28-3312 , 28-3319 and 28-3320 .

B. A person whose license or privilege to drive a motor vehicle on the public highways has been revoked may apply for a new license as provided by law after the cause of the revocation is removed or after expiration of the revocation period prescribed by law.  After the department investigates an applicant's driving record in this state or another state by examining department records or other sufficient evidence to determine that all withdrawal actions are complete, that the applicant has not committed any traffic violations within twelve months preceding application and that all other statutory requirements are satisfied, the department may issue a new license.

C. The department shall not accept an application for reinstatement of a driver license until after the twelve month period prescribed in subsection B of this section has elapsed.

D. If the revocation is related to alcohol or other drugs, the person shall provide the department with a current evaluation from a physician licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13, 17 or 29, [FN1] a psychologist licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19.1  [FN2] or a substance abuse counselor as defined in § 28-3005 indicating that, in the opinion of the physician, psychologist or counselor, the condition does not affect or impair the person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.  For the purposes of reinstating a license or driving privilege pursuant to this article, the department may rely on the opinion of a physician licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13, 17 or 29, a psychologist licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19.1 or a substance abuse counselor as defined in § 28-3005 .

E. Notwithstanding subsections A and B of this section:

1. A person whose license or privilege to drive is revoked pursuant to § 28-3304, subsection A , paragraph 1 or 12 is not entitled to have the person's license or privilege renewed or restored for three years.

2. A person whose license or privilege to drive is revoked pursuant to § 13-1209 is not entitled to have the person's license or privilege renewed or restored for the period of time ordered by the court.

3. If a license, permit or privilege to drive is revoked pursuant to § 28-661, subsection E the license, permit or privilege may not be renewed or restored except as prescribed by § 28-661, subsections E and F .

4. A person whose license, permit or privilege to drive is revoked pursuant to § 28-661, subsection G is not entitled to have the person's license, permit or privilege renewed or restored for three years.

F. If an unlicensed driver commits an offense for which a driver license could be suspended, revoked or disqualified, the department shall not accept the unlicensed driver's application for a driver license for a period equal to the period of time that applies to a driver with a license.  If the offense is one for which a driver license could be revoked, the department shall not accept the unlicensed driver's application for a driver license unless it investigates the character, habits and driving ability of the person and is satisfied that it is safe to grant the privilege of driving a motor vehicle on the public highways.

G. The expiration of a person's license during the period of time it is under suspension, revocation or disqualification does not invalidate or terminate the suspension, revocation or disqualification.

H. A person whose license or privilege to drive a motor vehicle on the public highways has been suspended pursuant to § 28-3306, subsection A , paragraph 5 or § 28-3314 may apply for a new license as provided by law after the cause for suspension is removed or after expiration of the suspension period prescribed by law if both of the following conditions are met:

1. The department is satisfied, after reviewing the medical condition and driving ability of the person, that it is safe to grant the person the privilege of driving a motor vehicle on the public highways.

2. If the person has a medical condition related to alcohol or other drugs, the person provides the department with a current evaluation form from a physician licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13, 17 or 29, a psychologist licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19.1 or a substance abuse counselor as defined in § 28-3005 indicating that, in the opinion of the physician, psychologist or counselor, the condition does not affect or impair the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner.

[FN1]

 Section 32-1401 et seq., 32-1800 et seq., or 32-2901 et seq.

[FN2]

 Section 32-2061 et seq.





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