How to Reinstate Your Drivers License After a DUI

How you can get your license back after being charged with a DUI.

If you’ve been charged with DUI in the state of Florida, then your drivers license could be suspended for up to 180 days.  Obviously, the inability to drive is a major inconvenience and you will want to get your license reinstated as soon as possible.  Here are some of the steps that you will need to take to get your license back after being charged with a DUI.

Initial Considerations

When you are charged with a DUI, you will need to surrender your license to the Florida DMV immediately.  If you drag your feet, then you will extend the period of your license suspension; so, make sure that your surrender is prompt.  Your license suspension period will begin as soon as the DMV receives your license.  The DMV will send you a letter prior to your suspension period that outlines the length of your suspension.

How to Get Your Drivers License Reinstated

  • Once your suspension period ends, you can take the following steps to get your license back.
  • Apply for a hardship license in the county where you live if you need it to get to and from work.
  • Enroll in and complete a DUI school and treatment program, if it was ordered.
  • Once the revocation period has ended, present proof of enrollment or completion of DUI school and treatment.
  • Ensure that you complete the course within 90 days after your license is reinstated in order to avoid your license being cancelled again.
  • Take the required examination.
  • Pay an administrative fee.
  • Pay a revocation reinstatement fee.
  • Pay a license fee.
  • Present proof that you have bodily injury liability insurance in the amount of at least $100,000 per person, $300,000 per occurrence, and $50,000 in property damage liability (FR44 insurance).

These are the steps that you will need to take to get your license back after being charged with a DUI in the state of Florida.  After a DUI conviction, you will also need to secure a special form of auto coverage known as FR44 insurance.  For help securing this auto coverage, contact the experts at Staybull Insurance for assistance today.

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