Checkbox icon License Suspensions,­ Revocations,­ Impoundments ­and­ Confiscations

A license suspension is the temporary removal of the valid license and driving privilege from a licensee. Revocation is the removal of the license privilege and taking of a license from a licensee for a specific period of time. The license suspension and/or revocation will remain in effect until reinstatement requirements are met and fees paid.

Impoundment is the seizure and holding of the license by the court. The court orders the licensee not to operate a motor vehicle for a specified period of time and then returns that license to the licensee.

Confiscation is the seizure of the license by a law enforcement officer for refusal to submit to or failure of an alcohol content test. The driver is issued a temporary license that is valid for 15 days. At the end of the 15 days the license is revoked unless a Departmental hearing dismisses the violation.

When­ Your­ License ­May ­Be­ Suspended,­ Revoked­ or Impounded

  • Motor Vehicle Homicide
  • Repeated violations of traffic laws in any state. (See Section 1E-2)
  • Use of a vehicle while committing a crime.
  • Being arrested or convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Falsifying or withholding information on a license application.
  • A driver is involved in a crash and leaves the scene without leaving name and address.
  • Failure to comply with a citation or court judgment against a driver in Nebraska or another state.
  • Alcoholism and drug addiction.
  • Fleeing from a law officer to avoid arrest.
  • Failure to submit to a chemical test.
  • Reckless driving
  • Minor in possession.
  • Juvenile drug violation.
  • Any juvenile court conviction.
  • Allowing someone other than the license holder to use the license.
  • Having someone else take the license test.
  • Conviction of No Proof of Insurance.
  • Failure to have required minimum insurance liability coverage ($25,000 property, $50,000 personal injury) and involvement in an at fault crash.
  • Failure to comply with a child or alimony support order.
  • Failure by individuals under 21 to complete a driver improvement course after accumulating 6 points in one year.
  • Intoxicated transportation of a child.
  • Violating terms of a school learner’s permit, school permit or learner’s permit. Note: In addition, individual will not be eligible for any permit until they have reached the age of 16.