Will Anyone Hire Me With A Past Suspended License?

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Moe's Comment
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Gotcha. Good to know the system works with people often time from my experience the family court and cs payment systems etc are presented in such a negative light by folks claiming they were "screwed by that darned ex" hard to tell what is and what is not at times.

I don't have any kids personally, so I really shouldn't comment on such things alot. But nice to know there is grace and mercy in a system presented as an all powerful and intentionally screwing force lol Hope y'all are having a good day.


That I can understand, but if someone is in a hard spot genuinely -health, job loss in this economy etc. Seems counter productive to me. But it would for sure be a wake up call if one were genuinely skirting CS obligation. Then again some then don't care and I understand that too.



It's an incentive for people to take responsibility and follow through with an obligation to support their offspring.




They don't suspend your license for falling behind a month or 2 on child support. The system will work with you if something like that happens. My nieces dad is on disability due to a workplace accident and will never work again in his life. His license hasn't been suspended. Instead any time he gets a lump sum of money such as a stimulus check or injury settlement my sister gets a large % of it. I hate to group everybody together but most often if it's gotten to the step of suspending your license or in some cases going to jail (contempt of court) you're trying to dodge your obligation.

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Laws vary in each state and some are more strict, however they understand having a license makes getting to work much easier and allows you the ability to travel farther to be able to best support your kids. Most major cities have some sort of public transit. Sure it's inconvenient but so is your baby mama trying to figure out how to fully support your child alone. Bicycles are relatively cheap as well. I'm not judging Antonio for asking his question but from people i know they've just flat out refused which resulted in their license being suspended. One such example is my nephews dad. He's been in and out of incarceration most of my nephews life, isn't in the picture and will work odd and end jobs for 2 weeks as that's how long it takes before child support kicks in. He'll then find another job or one that pays in cash and stick with that one for a few months. He's had a suspended license several years.

Antonio, once your license is reinstated you may still have trouble. License suspensions are a big deal and companies may require you to keep a clean license several months or even a year. In this industry your license is your livelihood. What happens if you fall behind on child support again? Say that you live in Maine but you're currently in New Mexico. You're now a very long ways from home and your company is tasked with expensive task of recovering the truck from you. One option is use this link to Apply For Paid CDL Training. The recruiters will be able to tell you exactly what you need to do to be accepted into their program. Good luck.


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