Not Guilty DUI Charge Verdict: Getting Your License Back

If you have been found not guilty of a DUI charge, you will need to get your license back through a reinstatement hearing with your DMV.  You can request this hearing after the charges are completely dismissed. 

Getting Your License Back

  • First, schedule a reinstatement hearing with the DMV of your state. You can find details and instructions for exactly how to get this hearing where you live by contacting the DMV. 
  • Next, check to make sure that the DUI is completely off of your driving or DMV record.  This is crucial because insurance companies may view you as a huge risk if you do not get the DUI removed.  An attorney can help you to do this.
  • Check with the DMV to see if you need to submit an SR-22 insurance form from your car insurance company.
  • Finally, you'll need to pay the reinstatement fee that is required by your state.

Getting Legal Help

While there are some commonalities as far as regulations governing the whole DUI resolution process, each state has its own rules and procedures for getting your license back.  It's best to get legal advice from a local attorney.  For more information on how to get your driving license back, contact the DMV directly and consider hiring an attorney to assist you with the reinstatement proceeding. Your attorney can guide you through every step of the way, helping you to schedule your hearing and take any other required steps within your state to get your license reinstated as quickly as possible.

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