In my town, the police quite often do a blitz in the courthouse parking lot. You would be amazed at the number of people who drive themselves to court, lose their license in the court proceedings and then climb into their cars to drive home!
You know though, I've always honestly thought that was a little unfair. Not everyone has someone available to drive them to and from court and no doubt some of those people really didn't think their licenses would be revoked. If they drove TO the courthouse appropriately licensed, I think they should be allowed to return home the same way they got there.
It almost seems like a mean trick.
They should have thought of that before they did whatever they did that got their license revoked.
I agree. Quite honestly, I have known practically no one whose license suspension/revocation had any impact on their decisions to drive vs not drive. The only person I knew who never drove during a suspension was my mother, whose license was suspended for 6mo for medical reasons (she had had a grand mal seizure, state law automatically suspended the license for 6mo during which she had to be completely seizure free, so a new seizure would've re-started the 6mo clock. Fortunately the first meds/dose was the right combination for her and she has been seizure free ever since).
I would think that the default expectation if going to court for a hearing that could end in suspension or revocation of driving privileges would be that you (general) will lose, plan accordingly and be thrilled and grateful (and a whole lot more careful) if given the undeserved mercy of not losing driving privileges.
My newest nominee: the two men in separate vehicles (facing opposite directions) who thought that the middle of the road was the best place to conversate. Even after I was approaching, the one who was faced toward me looked at me *five* times before finally cutting off his conversation and moving on. I'm driving home from work and don't want to have to drive several blocks out of my way just to accommodate a pair of Snowflakes.