How to Get a Restricted Driver’s License after a Third DUI?
Being arrested for a DUI three times within a period of ten years can be a life changing event. At least the State of California will try ensure this by how it deals with your privilege to operate a motor vehicle. If you are convicted of a third DUI in the criminal court, your driver’s license will be revoked for a period of three years!
Fortunately, you can obtain a restricted driver’s license in either 6 months or one year of the license revocation. If only alcohol, and not drugs, were a factor in the DUI conviction, then in 6 months the person can obtain a restricted driver’s license by submitting the things below to the DMV. If drugs were involved in the DUI conviction, then in one year, the individual can submit the following to the DMV to get a restricted license:
- Proof of enrollment in either an 18 month or 30 month Multiple Offender Program;
- An agreement to continue in the Multiple Offender Program during the period of the restriction;
- Proof of installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), as well as, an agreement to maintain the IID during the period of the license suspension;
- Proof of financial responsibility, i.e., an SR-22 (which can be obtained from an insurance company and must be maintained for 3 years following the conviction);
- Payment of a restricted license fee to the DMV.
Do not attempt to navigate the myriad of DUI laws by yourself. The San Mateo County DUI lawyers at Ahmed & Sukaram can help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. The stakes are too high, especially since one faces a minimum of 4 months in county jail, and up to one year in county jail, with most Bay Area counties handing out a minimum of 6 months in county jail.
* 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.
** If you were on probation for another DUI and had a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of greater than .01% then you are not eligible to receive a restricted license.