How to Get Your License Back After a DUI
Being charged with a DUI is very serious and there are several consequences you face. Having your license revoked is a very common consequence. If your license was suspended or revoked, you need to know how you can get it back.
Present Your Case in a Hearing
If you are pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI), the arresting officer will likely take your license if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above the legal limit. In some cases, you may be given a temporary license and this will expire on the date of your hearing. It’s important that you request a hearing date. If you do not, your license may be permanently suspended. During your trial, you will present your case to the judge and attempt to drop or reduce your charges.
Complete the Full Suspension
After your hearing, you will be given a length of time that your license will be suspended. In order to get your license back, you will need to complete the full suspension time. If you were under the age of 21 at the time of your arrest, your license will likely be revoked for about three years. If you were over the age of 21 when you were arrested, then you will typically face an 18-month suspension. Keep in mind, the length of your suspension will vary depending on the circumstances of your case such as your BAC, age, etc.
Fulfill All Requirements
The judge will give you some requirements that need to be met in addition to completing your suspension. In many cases, you may be required to complete a DUI Traffic School course before you can get your license back. This course is instructed to educate you on alcohol consumption and driving. You may also be required to pay a number of fees such as bail fees. Once you complete all of these requirements, you should be able to get your license back.
Facing a DUI charge and having your license revoked can leave you feeling uncertain. This is especially true if you do it alone. Working with an attorney can help you understand your situation better and build your case.
The Law Office of Bradley Corbett is committed to getting you the best possible outcome in your DUI case. Click here to learn more about DUI charges, defenses, and consequences.
Bradley Corbett is a criminal defense attorney in San Diego. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo Utah in 2004. Later he enrolled at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego where he participated in a prestigious internship program with the Los Angeles County Public Defender. Since then he has handled over 2,000 cases.