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How can I get my license reinstated after a DUI conviction?

On Behalf of | Apr 3, 2024 | DUI Charges

The penalties associated with a drunk driving conviction can be significant. Depending on the facts of your case, you can face jail time, fines, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, license suspension or revocation, and damage to your reputation. Even when you think you’ve paid your debt to society, you can still face significant challenges. In fact, many individuals who have been convicted of drunk driving struggle to get their license back.

How can you get your license back after a DUI conviction?

The requirements that must be met before a license can be reinstated are issued on a case-by-case basis. However here’s what you’ll need to do to get your license back:

  • Complete the court-ordered suspension period, which can be anywhere from 90 days to 18-months.
  • Pay the reinstatement fee.
  • Complete any conditions on reinstatement implemented by the state, which might include completion of a drug and alcohol abuse class, substance abuse treatment, or a driving safety class.
  • Demonstrate that you have appropriate insurance.

That might sound easy enough, but jumping through these hoops can be more challenging than you initially think. That’s why it’s a good idea to request a reinstatement letter from the state so that you have clear guidelines to follow.

Aggressively defend yourself in your DUI case

Ideally, you won’t have to worry about license reinstatement because you’ll find a way to effectively defend yourself in your DUI case. Doing so may require presenting evidence of faulty breath test results, errantly conducted field sobriety tests, or an illegally conducted traffic stop. If you’re ready to fight to protect your freedom, your license, and your future, then now is the time to get to work building your DUI criminal defense.