Getting arrested or convicted of a DUI or drunk driving offense in any state can have serious repercussions when it comes to your driving privileges. Getting arrested for a DUI requires immediate action on your part to secure a good DUI attorney to help you schedule a hearing with the DMV in an effort to minimize the chances of your driver’s license being revoked.
Once you’ve been arrested or convicted of a DUI, a number of states will require you to carry proof of a high risk insurance policy (an SR-22) in order to have your license reinstated and failure to keep up with the policy could result in your driving privileges being suspended again. Other states may also require you to attend an Advanced Rehabilitative Disposition Class, ARD, in order to satisfy the legal requirements of getting your license back.
If you’ve been arrested or convicted of a Pennsylvania DUI, there are a number of counties that offer ARD programs for first time and multiple offenders that provide the education and treatment that may be required of you in order to reinstate your driving privileges. At this time the only state that we are aware of that has this special program is Pennsylvania. This is a good program to help drivers convicted of a DUI get back safely on the road. We wish more states would create these specialized classes to rehabilitate drivers.
DUI laws can vary from state to state and the actions that you must take to be able to get your driving privileges back will differ from state to state as well. If you want to achieve the best possible result from both your criminal and you DMV hearing, you need to enlist the help of a good DUI lawyer. A good DUI lawyer will be able to explain exactly what you’ll need through the hearing process and be able to inform you of the actions that you’ll have to take following the hearing in order to reinstate your driving privileges.
In Florida, just to name one state we are watching, Florida DUI laws are getting tougher, just as they are across the rest of the country. If you’ve been arrested or convicted of a DUI, you’ll need the help of an experienced Florida DUI attorney in order to get through the difficult legal processes that begins immediately following arrest.