How Quickly Can I Get Driving Privileges After A DUI Arrest?

One of the first questions that our new clients ask us, and are rightfully worried about, is when can they get back on the road?  As you probably know by now after the police officer arrested you he took your license.

The more frustrating part of this is that if you followed what the police officer said, and took all of his tests, he ended up suspending your license for 90 days with the threat that if you did not comply you would lose it for a full year.

What the police officer did not tell you is that if you are convicted, on a first offense, you will lose your license for a period of time between six months and three full years!

In either case we can start putting the pieces back together quickly for you.  There are two basic ways to obtain driving privileges after you have been arrested for a DUI: (1) ALS Appeal, (2) Petition for Privileges.

The ALS Appeal, if successful, will result with your right to drive being fully restored.  However, this appeal is far harder to prevail on and many courts have a policy that if you lose the appeal you do not drive at all during your case.

The Petition for Privileges involves a mandatory waiting period of 15 days on a failed test, 30 days on a refusal, but is far easier to get the privileges than the appeal.

Call (937) 660-5141 and ask to speak to me, Joseph Patituce, regarding your case.  If we agree to take your case on I promise that we will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve.

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