Helping You Restore Your Right to Drive after a DUI
Though many people rely on their ability to drive every single day, the fact remains that driving is a privilege, not a right. This privilege can be—and often is—taken away when a person is arrested for or charged with drunk driving. Driver’s license suspension is a common consequence of driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol (DUI), but it can also be a penalty for failing to pay traffic tickets or incurring too many traffic violations.
A suspended license revokes your driving privileges; anyone who drives on a suspended license faces even harsher penalties, including jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. If your license has been suspended and you are having difficulties getting to work, school, or going about your daily life, contact our Mesa driver’s license suspension attorney right away.
Common Causes for License Suspension
As previously mentioned, your license might be suspended for a number of reasons. DUI is one of the most common causes for driver’s license suspension in Arizona, but it is not the only one.
Some of the other reasons your license might be suspended include:
- Incurring too many moving violations
- Failing to pay traffic tickets
- Refusing a breath or blood test after being pulled over for DUI
- Failing to have proper automobile insurance
- Failing to pay child support
- Being disqualified due to physical, medical, or psychological reasons
How to Reinstate Your Driver’s License in Arizona
If you are eligible for driver’s license reinstatement, you can work to have your driving privileges restored by following a series of steps. It is important that you follow the necessary process to have your license reinstated if your license has been suspended, even if the suspension period is up. Your driving privileges are not automatically restored after the suspension period and failing to have your license officially reinstated can result in further penalties if you drive.
Generally speaking, in order to have your driver’s license reinstated, you must do the following:
- Pay all applicable fines
- Meet all court requirements
- Pay overdue child support payments (if applicable)
- Make sure you have the proper car insurance
- File all necessary documents with the DMV
Additionally, you can only reinstate your license after your suspension period; you cannot have your license reinstated if the suspension period is not over. However, you may be able to secure a restricted license if you need to drive to work or school during your suspension period.
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