How to Reinstate Your Arizona Drivers License After a DUI Charge

Posted by Raymond Kimble | Aug 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

The State or Arizona treats driving as a privilege. Consequently, your license to drive an automobile can be suspended or revoked for a number of reasons.  Given the lack of public transportation to the far ends of the East and West Valley as well as the size of the Phoenix metropolitan area, a suspended drivers license can be a significant hardship.

Why Your Arizona Drivers License May Be Suspended

There are many reasons why you may receive a suspension or revocation notice from the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division. On most occasions a license suspension is initiated by a court which notifies MVD that you have failed to pay a fine after receiving a traffic citation.

Other reasons your license may be suspended include:

  • Refusing to take a breath or blood test after being arrested for DUI
  • Having an alcohol concentration above .08% after being arrested for DUI
  • Being convicted of a misdemeanor DUI or felony, Aggravated DUI
  • Committing a crime involving a motor vehicle such as endangerment, aggravated assault or motor vehicle theft
  • Failing to install an ignition interlock device following a DUI conviction

Misdemeanor DUI convictions usually result in a suspension between 90 days and one year depending upon whether it is a first or second offense.  Crimes involving a motor vehicle can result in a one year revocation while an Aggravated DUI could cause your license to be suspended for three years.

How to Reinstate Your Arizona Drivers License

Whether the suspension or revocation of your drivers license results from a DUI or crime involving an automobile, there are specific steps you must take to reinstate your driving privileges.  These include:

1. Waiting for the Suspension Period to Expire - You cannot reinstate your driving privileges until the suspension period has ended

2. Applying for Reinstatement of Your Driving Privileges - In situations where your license has been revoked, you are usually required to complete a reinstatement packet before being able to drive.  The information required to be submitted includes whether court obligations have been satisfied. You may also be required to undergo a substance abuse evaluation.

3. Paying Required License Reinstatement Fees

4. Installing an Ignition Interlock Device if Convicted of DUI

5. Completing Required Alcohol Screening

Call (480) 833-8613 for Immediate Help Regarding Your Drivers License

In a majority of cases, a drivers license suspension will result from a DUI arrest or conviction.  Consequently, if you have been arrested for DUI in Arizona, it's very important to contact an experienced and qualified DUI lawyer who can potentially help you avoid a drivers license suspension or reinstate your driving privileges.  

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Undoubtedly, a DUI can result in very severe penalties. If you are charged with DUI in any city within the greater Phoenix area, you should immediately consult with an experienced DUI lawyer for assistance.  Attorney Raymond Kimble is a former police officer, DUI and felony prosecutor and has represented thousands of people charged with DUI in Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix and other cities throughout Maricopa and Pinal Counties over the last twenty years. Ray Kimble  will have a clear understanding of all the circumstances in your case, along with the knowledge, skill and experience to protect your drivers license and achieve the best possible outcome for you.   

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About Raymond Kimble Attorney Raymond Kimble has built his law practice on the philosophy that each client deserves consistent individual attention. Ray realizes that being charged with a DUI or criminal offense is one of the most stressful events in a person's life. A DUI, felony or misdemeanor arrest can involve prison or jail time, probation, huge fines and a criminal record. Consequently, people who face DUI, felony or misdemeanor charges in Arizona are placed at risk of losing employment or being barred from future job opportunities. Ray works to lessen his client's anxiety by ensuring that they have direct access to him at all times and can reach him by e-mail, cell phone or text during normal business hours as well as nights or weekends if they have a pressing question or concern. Raymond Kimble is a dedicated DUI and criminal defense lawyer who has built a reputation of working tirelessly to protect his client's constitutional rights, their future and liberty. Ray strives to provide the strongest defense possible for each client despite the obstacles they may face. Put Experience to Work for You Raymond Kimble's twenty years of experience with respect to DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges extends well beyond law school where he graduated within the top ten percent of his class. Ray was a police officer for ten years prior to becoming an attorney. As a police officer, Ray was trained in both DUI and criminal investigation and his personal involvement in criminal cases while a police officer certainly gives him a unique perspective when reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses and challenging physical evidence. Ray often identifies legal issues or mistakes made by police during an investigation through his own personal experience as a patrol officer. In addition to his police experience, Raymond Kimble worked as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office where he was responsible for prosecuting DUI, felony and misdemeanor crimes. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Ray conducted a number of jury trials and hearings related to the admissibility of evidence. Through his involvement with these cases as a prosecutor, Ray learned how to properly evaluate the strength and weaknesses of a DUI, misdemeanor or felony charge and became skilled in jury selection, argument, and the direct and cross examination of both civilian witnesses, experts and police officers. Of course, Raymond Kimble's expertise extends beyond his experience as a police officer and prosecutor. Specifically, Ray has successfully represented thousands of people during the last fifteen years throughout Maricopa County, Arizona. To best serve his Clients, Raymond remains current on changes in the law as well as police tactics by regularly attending seminars focused on defending criminal charges and reading the latest articles and books related to DUI and criminal defense. Ray also regularly writes criminal defense blogs and posts so that people faced with a criminal charge are better informed about their rights.


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