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DWI: How Do I Get My Suspended License Back?

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If you have been arrested for DWI, one of the penalties you likely faced was having your driver’s license suspended for several months or perhaps a year. However, at some point, you will be able to make an attempt to get your license reinstated. While some people try to do this themselves, it is best to seek guidance from a Missouri criminal defense attorney to make the process as smooth as possible. If you are ready to regain your driving privileges, here are the steps involved in doing so. 

Complete Court Requirements 

When you were sentenced for DWI, the court ordered you to complete certain tasks, such as paying fines, attending alcohol awareness and driving classes, meeting regularly with a probation officer, and other requirements. To get your license back, it is imperative you complete each and every requirement the court set forth at your sentencing. Once you have done so, work with a Kansas City criminal defense lawyer to regain your license. 

Have Proof of Insurance 

Before the court and DMV will reinstate your license, most states require you be able to show proof of insurance. If you need assistance gaining the necessary documentation from your insurer, have your Kansas City criminal defense attorney contact them to start the process. 

Attend Hearings 

Depending on the seriousness of your DWI conviction, you will most likely be required to attend a court hearing to regain your license. If so, make sure your attorney attends the hearing with you, show up on time, be well-dressed, and be cordial and respectful throughout the hearing. If you don’t, chances are you will not have your license reinstated. 

Because this process can be complicated since it may involve the courts, DMV, and insurance companies, rely on the legal expertise of Kansas City attorney John A. Picerno to guide you through the process of license reinstatement.