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How can I restore my right to drive after a DUI in Tennessee?

An arrest for drunk driving can bring serious penalties for a Tennessee driver, particularly if he or she is currently facing the loss of driving privileges. It is terribly inconvenient to lose the ability to drive yourself to work, school or transport your children, and you need your license back as soon as possible.

Once the appropriate amount of time has passed, it is possible to have your license reinstated. Reinstatement of your driving privileges is not something that happens automatically on a certain date, but rather comes after you have met the appropriate requirements and taken the necessary steps.

Requirements for reinstatement

Most people know that drunk driving charges come with certain fines and penalties. To some drivers, however, it is surprising to learn that even having his or her license reinstated also comes with fines as well. The amount that a person will have to pay depends on the nature of his or her case. Possible fines include:

  • Reinstatement after implied consent violation:
  1. $100 reinstatement fee
  2. Possible $50 fee for filing SR-22
  3. Possible $75 fee for failure to surrender license
  4. May need to pay fees for applying for valid license
  • Drug Free Youth Act Offenses
  1. $20 reinstatement fee
  2. Possible $75 fee for failure to surrender license
  3. Fees for applying for valid license
  • Other DUI offenses
  1. $100 reinstatement fee
  2. $3 certification fee
  3. Possible $75 fee for failure to surrender license
  4. Fees required to apply for valid license
  5. Possible $50 fee for filing SR-22

License suspension is a penalty that can impact everything from your ability to take care of your children to having a successful career. If you lost your license after a drunk driving arrest, you would be wise to learn how you can protect your rights and get your license back as soon as possible.

Fight for the best possible outcome

The loss of your driving privileges is just one of the various penalties that you could face if charged with drunk driving or other alcohol-related criminal charges. There is great benefit to working with a lawyer in order to both protect your future interests and to help you restore your right to drive. You can gain a full understanding of your options regarding how and when you can reinstate your license by seeking a complete evaluation with an experienced DUI attorney.

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