Driving Is a Privilege
Act 732 of the 2003 Legislative Session provides for the suspension of driving privileges of a student who is expelled or suspended from school for ten (10) or more consecutive school days for committing certain infractions or who withdraws from school under certain circumstances. The infractions are as follows: the sale or possession of drugs, alcohol, or any other illegal substance, the possession of a firearm, or an infraction involving assault or battery on a member of the school faculty or staff.
In accordance with R.S. 17:416.1 (D), the principal or headmaster at a public or private school must notify the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of Motor Vehicles, of any student between the ages of fourteen and eighteen who have been subjected to a disciplinary action as defined in this statute, so that we may process the request for suspensive action in accordance with R.S. 32:431. The suspension will not exceed the student’s eighteenth birthday. The student may appeal this process, and they may also request a hardship license.