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Drivers Licence Penalties

 I was arrested for DUI, what do I do about my license?

The department of licensing is a separate civil case that requires an administrative hearing. The table below illustrates the consequences that you are facing in regards to your license and how long it will be suspended for.

Once your suspension period is over you may be eligible to have your license reinstated. This list includes the minimum requirements for getting your license back:

  • SR-22 Insurance for 3 years from date of eligibility to re-instate
  • $150.00 re-issue Fee
  • “Blue Form” filled out by alcohol evaluator to show that you have done the alcohol evaluation, victim panel and recommended follow up
  • IID if required
  • You must actually go and get a new license following any suspension, your old one does not become “valid” again until the suspension period is over
  • In cases of revocation you will also be required to pass driver's ability test

A public defender is unable to assist you in a Department of Licensing hearing and aid you in the often difficult and tedious process of getting your ability to drive back as this is a civil case, not a criminal one. However, here at John T Law, we are happy to assist you in both the criminal side of your DUI trial as well as the civil process of the Department of Licensing Administrative Hearing.

 Ignition Interlock Device (IID)

If you are convicted of DUI it is likely that the Department of Licensing will require you to use an Ignition Interlock Device for up to one year. As an experienced Bellevue DUI attorney I have relationships with providers of IID's in the area. I can assist you with installation of the device and providing DOL with the appropriate proof of installation paperwork. The cost of the IID device generally ranges between $80 - $100 per month and it is generally not noticeable to people outside of your vehicle.


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