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How do you get your license back after a DUI?

On Behalf of | Sep 10, 2020 | Dui |

If you get a DUI in Missouri, then there is a chance that you could lose your license. If you do, then you will need to take steps to get your license back. So long as it is suspended, revoked or denied, you won’t be able to drive legally in the United States.

There are three steps that you need to take to get your license back in Missouri. These steps include:

  • Understanding why your license was taken away. If you don’t have a record of the proceedings, you can get one at your local Missouri license office for $2.82, as of Sept. 2020.
  • Noting which reasons were used to take away your license and selecting the right forms to fill out to request it back. You may also have to pay fees, which will be noted on the state’s pay chart.
  • Finally, if there is more than one reason why you lost your license, you need to check the steps to get your license back under each.

Here’s an example. If you lost your license because you wouldn’t take a Breathalyzer test at the scene after being pulled over, then you will need to show that you have liability insurance, have taken a Substance Awareness Traffic Offender Program class and have paid the $45 fee.

It can be confusing to find the right forms to fill out and to understand the fee schedules to regain your license. That’s why some people work with their attorneys to seek reinstatement. If you haven’t yet met the time limit to get your license back, you may also be able to work with your attorney to request a temporary license in advance.