Overview of Getting Your License Back After a DUI
Step 1: Complete the Required Education & Treatment Programs
Step 2: Pay Any Required Fees
Step 3: Install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
Step 4: Obtain SR-22 Insurance
Step 5: Request a Hearing with Arizona MVD
Step 6: Reapply for Your Drivers License
Top 5 FAQs About Reinstating a License After a DUI
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If you’ve been convicted of a DUI in Arizona, you may have had your driver’s license suspended or revoked. The process of reinstating your license after a DUI conviction can be complex and daunting, with many requirements to complete before you can hit the road again.
But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps you need to take to get your license reinstated after a DUI conviction in Arizona.
The process for reinstating your Arizona license after a DUI has many steps that we will cover in this article, and you should be familiar with the requirements and steps involved. This is why it is imperative to speak with a Phoenix DUI lawyer at Colburn Hintze Maletta first. They will relieve the stress and burden of having to deal with the courts and Arizona MVD.
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Steps to Getting Back Your License After a DUI
Below is an Overview of the Process for Reinstating your License After a DUI Conviction in Arizona
Determine the length of your license suspension or revocation: The length of your license suspension or revocation will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, including your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level, whether you have had a prior DUI, and whether you were involved in a traffic accident while driving under the influence.
It is more important to note that if you are convicted of a second DUI or third DUI within a 7-year period, the consequences may be even more severe, including longer license suspension or revocation periods, higher fines, and additional requirements for reinstating your license.
In general, the longer the suspension or revocation, the more requirements you will have to complete before you can reinstate your license.
Step 1: Complete the Required Education and Treatment Programs
In order to reinstate your license after a DUI in Arizona, you will typically be required to complete a substance abuse education or treatment program. The specific program you are required to complete will depend on the specifics of your case but may include an alcohol or drug education class, a substance abuse assessment, or a treatment program.
You will need to provide proof of completion of these programs to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) in order to reinstate your license.
Step 2: Pay Any Required Fees
You may be required to pay fees to the MVD in order to reinstate your license after a DUI. These fees may include a reinstatement fee, as well as any fees for the education or treatment programs you have completed.
Step 3: Install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle as a condition of reinstating your license. An IID is a device that is installed in your vehicle and requires you to blow into a breathalyzer before the vehicle will start.
If your BAC is above a certain level, the vehicle will not start. You will be responsible for all costs associated with installing and maintaining the IID.
Step 4: Obtain SR-22 Insurance
You may be required to obtain SR-22 insurance, also known as high-risk insurance, in order to reinstate your license after a DUI. SR-22 insurance is a type of liability insurance that provides proof to the MVD that you are insured and financially able to cover any damages or injuries that may occur in the event of an accident.
You will typically need to maintain SR-22 insurance for a certain period of time, usually three years, as a condition of reinstating your license.
Step 5: Request a Hearing
If your license has been suspended or revoked due to a DUI, you may be able to request a hearing with the MVD to challenge the suspension or revocation.
If you are successful at the hearing, your license suspension or revocation may be lifted and you may be able to reinstate your license.
Step 6: Reapply for your Drivers License
Once you have completed all of the requirements for reinstating your license after a DUI, you will need to reapply for a license.
This will typically involve filling out an application, paying any required fees, and providing any necessary documentation, such as proof of completion of education and treatment programs, proof of SR-22 insurance, and proof of installation of an IID (if required).
Top 5 FAQs About Getting Your Driver’s License Back After a DUI Conviction
Going through the process of reinstating your driver’s license after a DUI conviction in Arizona can be complex and daunting. As mentioned above, there are many requirements you must complete before you can hit the road legally, and it’s natural to have questions about the process.
To help you better understand what you need to do to get your license reinstated, we’ve compiled a list of the top five questions and answers about reinstating an Arizona driver’s license after a DUI.
From the length of your license suspension to the requirements for completing substance abuse education or treatment programs, and the need for an ignition interlock device, this guide provides valuable information to assist you in getting back on the road legally.
By reading through these questions and answers and consulting with a DUI lawyer like the team at CHM Law, you can feel confident that you are taking the necessary steps to reinstate your driver’s license as soon as possible.
Q: How long will my license be suspended or revoked after a DUI conviction in Arizona?
A: The length of your license suspension or revocation will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, such as your BAC level, whether you have any prior traffic violations including a DUI, and whether you were involved in a traffic accident while driving under the influence. It’s important to consult with a Phoenix DUI lawyer to understand the specific consequences you may face and the steps you need to take to reinstate your license.
Q: Do I need to complete a substance abuse education or treatment program to reinstate my license after a DUI in Arizona?
A: Yes, in most cases, you will be required to complete a substance abuse education or treatment program in order to reinstate your license. The specific program you are required to complete will depend on the specifics of your case, but may include an alcohol or drug education class, a substance abuse assessment, or a treatment program.
Q: Can I challenge the suspension or revocation of my license after a DUI in Arizona?
A: Yes, you may be able to request a hearing with the MVD to challenge the suspension or revocation of your license. If you are successful at the hearing, your license suspension or revocation may be lifted, and you may be able to reinstate your license. However, it’s important to consult with a DUI lawyer to understand the process and your legal options.
Q: Do I need to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in my vehicle to reinstate my license after a DUI in Arizona?
A: Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be required to install an IID in your vehicle as a condition of reinstating your license. An IID is a device that requires you to blow into a breathalyzer before the vehicle will start. If your BAC is above a certain level, the vehicle will not start. You will be responsible for all costs associated with installing and maintaining the IID.
Q: Can a DUI lawyer help me reinstate my license after a DUI in Arizona?
A: Yes, a DUI lawyer can provide valuable guidance and assistance in the process of reinstating your license after a DUI in Arizona. We can help you understand the specific requirements you need to meet, represent you at a hearing with the Arizona MVD, and ensure that all necessary steps are taken to get your license reinstated as soon as possible. It’s highly recommended to consult with an experienced DUI lawyer like the team at CHM Law for help with your case.
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When searching for a Phoenix DUI lawyer, it is important to find an attorney who has experience handling DUI cases in Phoenix and is familiar with the local court system.
Thankfully, the attorneys at Colburn Hintze Maletta have decades of real experience in handling such matters and a proven track record of success in defending clients against DUI charges.
Give the legal team at CHM Law a call now at (602) 825-2500, so they can immediately get started on helping reinstate your Arizona driver’s license after a DUI conviction and get you back on the road.
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