Getting Your Suspended Or Revoked License Reinstated
Losing your driver’s license is a difficult hardship to face. It can make it much harder to keep a job and take care of your family. If your license was suspended or revoked, getting it back as quickly as possible will likely be your top priority.
At the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center, we are here to help drivers who have lost their license for nearly any reason, including DWI, refusal of a breath test or accumulation of points. If contacted early enough, we may even be able to help you avoid losing your license. For instance, if you have accumulated points within the last six to 12 months, we may be able to help you get them removed from your license. Contact an attorney in our DWI practice to learn more.
How Do I Get My License Back?
The requirements for license reinstatement will depend on why you lost your license in the first place. In nearly all cases, you will be required to provide proof of insurance coverage by having your auto insurer submit an SR-22 form to the state (often referred to as SR-22 car insurance).
Here is an overview of the most common reasons for loss of license and requirements for reinstatement:
You acquired too many license points (not necessarily related to DWI): You will need to pay a reinstatement fee to the Missouri Department of Revenue and have SR-22 car insurance for two years from the date of suspension.
You were convicted of DWI: You will need to pay a reinstatement fee and have SR-22 car insurance, and will need to complete the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP). You may also need to have an ignition interlock device installed.
You refused a breath test: You will need to pay the reinstatement fee and have SR-22 insurance. You may also need to complete the SATOP and possibly have an ignition interlock device installed.
Missouri does allow for restricted driving privileges and limited driving privileges (commonly called “hardship licenses”) under some circumstances. You can learn more in a free consultation with one of our skilled lawyers.
Consult With An Attorney For Free
The Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center is located in Belton and serves clients throughout the Kansas City metro area. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at 816-318-7943, or send us an email.
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