Amnesty week for drivers with suspended licenses

If you're dealing with a suspended license you may be able to get it back sooner than you think. It's Amensty Week in South Carolina and if you want your license back there are a few things you need to know.

May 16 through 20 is Amnesty Week which gives people a chance to reduce or completely clear their suspension time.But you have to meet certain qualifications.

If you're a driver under 18 with excessive points, suspended for operating unlicensed vehicle, operating an uninsured vehicle you don't own or were suspended for driving under suspension, you qualify.

But you still won't get off scott-free.

"You still have to pay all the fees, get an SR22. What it does is shorten the suspension period," says DMV manager Beverly Lake.

If your suspension qualifies, you're currently under suspension, and you're ready to pay you're reinstatement fees, you can be back on the roads.

The DMV will accept applications for Amnesty Week at the following 17 office locations during the week of May 16-20:

  • Bluffton, 15 Sheridan Park
  • Charleston, 3790 Leeds Avenue
  • Columbia, 1630 Shop Road
  • Conway, 4103 Highway 701 North
  • Florence, 3102 E. Palmetto Street
  • Greenville, 15 Saluda Dam Road
  • Greenwood, 510 W. Alexander Ext.
  • Greer, 610 Arlington Road
  • Irmo/Ballentine, 1016 Broadstone Road
  • Lancaster, 1694 Pageland Highway
  • Laurens, 390 Fairgrounds Road
  • Myrtle Beach, 1200 21st Avenue North
  • North Augusta, 1711 Ascauga Lake Road
  • Orangeburg, 1720 Charleston Highway
  • Rock Hill, 305 Hands Mill Road
  • Seneca, 13009 South Radio Station Road
  • Spartanburg, 1625 Southport Road

Suspensions involving a drug or alcohol charge was automatically excluded from amnesty.  If you're confused about whether or not you qualify, you can refer back to your suspension letter or stop by one of the locations listed above.