Posted on: 22 September 2020Share
After you have been pulled over for a DUI, you may risk suffering one of several penalties including being forced to pay fines, spending time in prison, and having your license revoked. For this reason, it's important to have a DUI attorney involved in your case as early as possible. If you have lost your driver's license, there are several steps you can take to have it restored.
The Consequences of Not Having a License
If you do not have a driver's license, the most obvious consequence is that you will not be allowed to legally operate a motor vehicle. An additional consequence is that the lack of a driver's license can be a red flag that you have a problem with drinking and may reduce the odds that you will be accepted for a position. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to have your driver's license reinstated.
What to Expect from Losing a License
Usually, your license will be taken from you and you will be provided with a temporary license. If you refuse to participate in a test to determine your BAC, you may have your license immediately suspended depending on the state you reside in. You will then need to attend a hearing and failing to attend the hearing will lead to a permanent suspension.
The Process of Getting a Driver's License Back
You will need to attend a DUI hearing. Before doing so, you should speak with a DUI attorney. You will need to pay all of the necessary fees and you must also complete the entire period of your license suspension. You will likely be given requirements you must meet such as attending a DUI traffic school. You must inform your auto insurance provider of your DUI and must complete a form that will prove that you have obtained the right type of insurance. Then, you will need to head to your local DMV to apply for reinstatement.
How to Avoid a DUI Charge in the First Place
The best way to have your driver's license reinstated is to never have it revoked in the first place. Just because you take a breathalyzer test or a blood test, that doesn't mean that your blood alcohol count was actually above the legal limit. Therefore, your DUI attorney may be able to craft a case for why you were not driving over the legal limit.
To learn more about DUIs, reach out to a company like Daniels Long & Pinsel.