DUIs and License Suspension

A night on the town could have serious consequences that will affect your future. If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, you will most likely lose your license until trial, and if you are convicted, your license will be suspended for an additional six months, at least. Depending on what state you are in, you may be able to acquire a worker’s permit, or appeal the revocation, but you will need the assistance of an experienced DUI attorney to regain your driving privileges.By clicking here we get info about what to expect when you are driving without a license.

Suspension
A DUI conviction means that the defendant’s license is suspended for a designated period of time. Depending on the state you live in, your BAC level at the time of arrest, and your record, your license may be suspended anywhere from 1 month to 5 years. For repeat offenders and heavily intoxicated drivers, suspension and penalties are more severe. Having a suspended license can seriously alter a person’s lifestyle, and may inhibit an individual from getting to and from work, or performing the duties of their job.

Additionally, if you are caught driving without a license, you may find yourself facing jail time. If your license has been suspended or revoked, seek the help of a qualified DUI defense attorney who can provide you with legal advice for ways to retrieve your driving privileges.

Worker’s Permit
In some states, the defendant can apply for a worker’s permit that allows them to drive to and from designated places at certain times of the day. Applying for a worker’s permit requires a written request for driving privileges that must be signed by the offender’s employer. If you want to keep your DUI conviction private, you may want to consider this before requesting a worker’s permit. Additionally, if approved, a worker’s permit costs anywhere from $500 to $1,000.

Appeal
In states where a worker’s permit is not an option, the offender has can appeal their license suspension. There is typically a short time frame during which the offender may appeal. This time frame varies by state, which makes it especially important to hire an experienced DUI attorney who is familiar with the laws regarding the appeal process for license suspension.