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Getting your license reinstated after suspension

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2024 | Firm News |

Facing a suspended license can be a frustrating experience, putting a significant obstacle in your daily routine. But the good news is, after completing the required steps and serving your suspension period, getting back on the road is possible.

What are the steps to reclaiming my driver’s license?

Regaining driving privileges after a suspension can seem daunting but the process is manageable if you know the proper steps.

Ensure eligibility

The first step is to verify your eligibility to reinstate your license. This involves ensuring you have fulfilled all the requirements associated with your suspension, such as paying any outstanding fines, completing court-ordered programs (DUI offenses might require alcohol education or substance abuse treatment) and settling any related fees.

Gather required documents

Once eligible, gather the necessary documents, including your driver’s license number, proof of insurance (SR-22 or certificate of financial responsibility form in some cases), and any reinstatement documents provided by the court or the Department of Revenue (DOR).

Visit the local driver’s services

Head to your local Driver’s Services office prepared to pay any reinstatement fees.  These vary depending on the offense that led to the suspension.

Retake knowledge tests

Depending on the severity of the offense, you might need to retake written and/or vision tests.

Are there any additional requirements needed?

In specific cases, like DUI offenses, the DOR might require you to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle. This device prevents starting the car unless you pass a breathalyzer test.

While it may take some work, having a legal professional on your side may help ease your way in completing these steps puts you closer to restoring your driving rights. Remember that a legal license allows you the freedom and flexibility to commute to work, do errands and participate in