How to Get a Restricted Driver’s License after a DUI?
If you have been arrested for a DUI the first thing that you should do is to contact Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, San Mateo County DUI lawyers so that we can try to help you avoid your license from getting suspended. However, assuming that your license is suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles or the criminal court then you need to a restricted license in order to drive during the period of your license suspension.
With a restricted license you can drive to and from work. Additionally, you can drive during work. And, you can drive to-and-from your drinking and driving school, i.e., the First Offender Program. In order to obtain a restricted license following a 30 day hard suspension of your license by the DMV, you need to submit the following to the DMV:
- Proof of enrollment in a First Offender Program of appropriate length, i.e., 3 month or 9 month program;
- Proof of financial responsibility, i.e., an SR-22 (which you can obtain from your insurance company); and,
- Pay the restriction fee to the DMV.
The reason that you want to contact the experienced South San Francisco DUI lawyers at Ahmed & Sukaram, is so that they can help try to avoid a license suspension. If this is not possible, they may be able to help you avoid an immediate license suspension. Since you do not plan to receive a DUI and get your license suspended, allow our attorneys to provide some stability back in your life by helping you to manage if and when a suspension of your license does occur.
For a free consultation, contact our Redwood City drunk driving defense lawyers today.
*In order to obtain a restricted license you must have been over 21 years old at the time of the DUI arrest and must have submitted to an implied consent test.
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