Washington D.C. requires DUI / DWI offenders to buy SR22 insurance and file an SR22 form with the DMV as a condition of driver's license reinstatement.
The SR22 form serves as proof of future financial responsibility. As long as the DMV has your SR22 on file, they know that you will be financially responsible in the event of a future accident. If, for some reason, your SR22 is canceled before your requirement is over, the SR22 policy requires your insurance company to alert the DMV. This will likely result in the re-suspension of your driving privilege.
The length of a Washington D.C. SR22 requirement varies. The court will order how long an individual's requirement will be.
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In order to get your driver's license back after a suspension or revocation, you will need to have a reinstatement hearing, which you can schedule in person by visiting Adjudication Services or through the mail at DMV Driver Improvement Office, P.O. Box 90120, Washington, DC 20090.
At the reinstatement hearing, an examiner will ask you a series of questions. It is a good idea to bring a DUI lawyer and some witnesses.
Reinstatement requirements include:
If your license has been revoked, you will need to retake the knowledge test, obtain a learner's permit, and then take the road test in order to get your license back.
If this is your second or subsequent offense, you may be able to participate in D.C.'s Ignition Interlock Device Program.
The program allows select drivers, who are willing to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in their vehicle, to drive with an interlock restricted license, for the remainder of their revocation period.
To qualify, drivers must have first served at least 1 year of a 2 year revocation or 2 years of a 3 year revocation.
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Still have questions? Call the DMV directly at 202-737-4404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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