Can Bankruptcy Help Me Get My Driver’s License Back?

by Paul R. Tom Basic Bankruptcy Information

A driver’s license may be suspended if accidents or fines are not paid for. It can also be suspended because of damages from unintentional accidents and accidents caused by drunk drivers. Accidents caused by drunk drivers are usually not dischargeable in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but other damages usually are. If your drivers license was suspended for failure to pay damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident, those damages are usually dischargeable in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This would allow you to get your drivers license reinstated.

Non-dischargeable damages and fines may be paid over time in a Chapter 13. By filing a Chapter 13, your suspended license may be reinstated with proof of adequate liability insurance through the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.