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Know Your Rights – Get Your Driver’s License Reinstated After a DUI

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If you have just been arrested for your first DUI in Virginia, you are probably wondering what comes next. There are probably many questions you need answers to, and you don’t know where to turn. It is important that you contact an experienced Virginia DUI defense attorney to find answers to your questions. You should also request your FREE consumer guide, DUI/DWI Arrest Survival Guide – The Guilt Myth, written by attorney T. Kevin Wilson.

This free book will have many answers to your questions including one of the most popular questions, “Will I lose my driver’s license?” In Virginia, DUI penalties are severe, as Virginia has one of the harshest DUI/DWI laws in the country. You should not attempt to do this alone. Even though you may assume that getting your driver’s license reinstated should be simple, it is not. There are many steps and time-sensitive deadlines involved in this process.

If you were arrested for your first DUI in Virginia, you are most likely facing a one-year driver’s license suspension. If you had a prior DUI conviction, you are probably facing three years’ driver’s license suspension. You may wonder how you will get to work and how you will take your kids to school.

A DUI defense attorney can help guide you through the steps of getting your driver’s license and driving privileges reinstated.

Steps Involved in Getting Your Driver’s License Reinstated:


  • Pay necessary court fees and reinstatement fee.
  • Pay other fines.
  • Complete Virginia Alcohol Safety Action program.
  • Attend a driver improvement/education clinic.
  • Get high-risk auto insurance and turn in a completed SR-22 form showing this coverage.
  • Get an eye exam and medical exam from a licensed doctor.

Once all these steps are completed and you have turned in all the necessary paperwork to the court, they may allow you restricted driving privileges. This is extremely important, as you will need to be able to drive to work, take your kids to school, go grocery shopping, as well as other necessary duties. Don’t attempt to do this alone. Your driving privileges are part of your livelihood. Speak with an experienced DUI defense attorney today. Call T. Kevin Wilson at the Wilson Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation from an experienced Virginia DUI defense lawyer. Contact us toll free at (800) DUI – LWYR or (703) 361-6100 today.
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