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Spokane, WA (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
The cost, embarrassment, and inconvenience caused by the incident create painful memories. However, there is hope. Soon these memories will fade, and the important lessons from this unfortunate occurrence will be learned. Serenity Group, Inc is here to help, SR-22 insurance is now required by most states and needs to be taken care of before getting your license back.
Download the latest visual guide on how to get back on track after getting a DUI, the file is attached in the section to the right of this article.
Most DUI/DWI offenders are people who made mistakes in judgment. Several beers, a couple of drinks, or a glass or two of wine are enough to become legally intoxicated in most states. We usually don’t think these drinks affect us, but the law says we are impaired when our blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reaches .08 percent.
To get a restricted license after being arrested for a DUI, offenders generally have to do three things for your state licensing authority:
1. Show proof of enrollment in an approved DUI program.
2. Show proof of financial responsibility (SR-22).
3. Pay the re-issue fee to your state licensing authority (DMV, DPS, DOL, etc).
Most laws mandate that the DUI/DWI offender report to court or their state licensing authority (DMV, DPS, DOL, etc.) within a period of 30 days. They will be required to attend an alcohol school or similar curriculum.
Be aware that there may be a deadline for calling the DMV to request a hearing on the suspension and to get an extension of the temporary license. For example, California has a 10-day deadline.
At the licensing hearing, only a limited number of issues may be considered:
- Did the officer have reasonable cause to believe the driver had an illegally high BAC?
- The driver was arrested (or “lawfully detained” if age 21 or less).
- The driver refused a chemical test or a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test.
- The driver was informed that a refusal would result in suspension or revocation.
Offenders have the right to consult a lawyer, particularly if they feel that proper law enforcement procedures were not followed. If this is necessary, it is best to hire an attorney that specializes in DUI/DWI defense.