Several years after making the mistake of driving under the influence, you could still be feeling the impact. This is especially true if you are convicted of multiple DUI offences.
If you are arrested for multiple DUIs, you will be categorized as a multiple offender and lose your driving privileges for several years. At the end of that suspension, you will have several things that you must do to regain your ability to drive legally.
The Restoration Requirements Letter
In many cases, you will receive a restoration requirements letter shortly after your suspension begins. This letter will explain each charge that you have been convicted of and the length of the suspension tied to each offense. You will also find the date in which your driving privileges are to be restored.
Be sure to read over this letter carefully. If you notice any discrepancies, contact your DUI lawyer as soon as possible. There are some instances in which the suspension dates are inaccurate and need to be adjusted. Resolving this issue can take time, so don't wait until the end of your suspension to appeal it.
The Ignition Interlock
You will likely be required to install an ignition interlock device in your car. If you don't own a car, you may be able to serve an additional year of suspension to serve the time that should have been served with the device in the car.
Don't count on the Department of Transportation to send you a letter telling you about the requirements involved with this device. If the end of your suspension is approaching, contact the DOT and discuss your state requirements for installation.
It will be your responsibility to find an interlock vendor to provide you with the device and monitor it. Take your time to compare rates between companies and read reviews that you can find online. Some of these companies and their equipment are better than others and easier to use.
There are a lot of things that can go wrong when it is time for you to get your driver's license again. The DOT may have made a mistake on your record, they may claim that you have not completed one requirement or another, or they may say that your license has been permanently revoked. If you run into these problems, contact your lawyer and let him or her fight your battles for you to avoid further mistakes.
To learn more, contact a DUI law firm like Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham, LLC.