Philadelphia, PA asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania

Q: Police took my license and said it’s suspended.

Doesn’t this have to go through penndot to be actively suspended and are the police allowed to just take my license.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Go to a license office and see if they can look up your license. It may well have been suspended. If so they may take your license. There is no automatic suspension. What may have happened is you had an offense, the notice was sent to the address on the license, if that isn't your address you may not have received it but it's on you because when you move you have to notify Penndot.

But if there is no suspension they can't hold your license.

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