Motor Vehicle Law Changes - 2015 Summary

On July 1, 2015 a number of changes to Indiana Motor Vehicle laws will take effect. The following is a brief synopsis of some of these changes:

1. Driver's with Lifetime License Suspensions (based upon Habitual Traffic ViIolator conviction) may petition the Court for Specialized Driving Privileges and may now also petition for recission of the lifetime suspension after 10 years.

2. Criminal Courts must now advise Defendant's if a conviction would have Habitual Traffic Violator consquences.

3. Reckless Driving will become a Class C Misdemeanor unless the driving results in property damage.

4. Second Offense Drunk Driving convictions now will require a minimum one (1) year drivers license suspension.

There are many more changes to Indiana Motor Vehicle Laws coming on July 1, 2015. If you, a friend, or family member have questions about driver's licenses, Specialized Driving Privileges (Hardship Licenses) or other legal matters please contact Gregory A. Miller, a Fort Wayne Criminal Defense Lawyer, at (260) 833-7249