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How to get a revoked driver’s license reinstated

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2023 | Criminal Defense, Traffic Violations |

A revoked driver’s license can be a major inconvenience for drivers in Georgia, affecting their ability to commute, work and carry out daily activities. Getting your revoked driver’s license reinstated can be a challenging process, but with the right steps, it’s possible to get your driving privileges back.

Understand why your license was revoked

The first step is to understand why your license was revoked. Some common reasons for revocation include DUI convictions, repeated traffic violations, driving without insurance or being involved in a serious accident.

Complete any required classes or programs

Depending on the reason for your revocation, you may be required to complete certain classes or programs before your license can be reinstated. For example, if your license was revoked due to a DUI conviction, you may be required to complete an alcohol education or treatment program. Make sure to fulfill any court or DMV requirements to avoid any delays in the reinstatement process.

Pay any outstanding fines or fees

In many cases, a revoked license results from unpaid fines or fees related to traffic violations or other driving-related offenses. Make sure to pay any outstanding fines or fees before applying for reinstatement. Some states offer payment plans or other options for those who cannot afford to pay their fines all at once.

Get SR-22 insurance

If your license was revoked due to driving without insurance, you may be required to obtain an SR-22 insurance policy before your license can be reinstated. An SR-22 is a form that your insurance company files with the DMV, indicating that you have the required insurance coverage. You may have to pay higher insurance rates with an SR-22 policy.

Attend a reinstatement hearing

In some cases, you may be required to attend a reinstatement hearing. This is typically true if your license was revoked due to a serious traffic violation, such as a DUI. The hearing may involve answering questions about your driving record, any classes or programs you completed and your plans to drive safely.

Apply for reinstatement

After fulfilling all requirements, it’s time to apply for reinstatement. You must complete an application and provide any necessary documentation, such as proof of completion of a required program, proof of insurance and payment of any outstanding fines or fees. Be prepared to wait for a period of time while your application is processed.

Follow the rules

Once your license is reinstated, it’s important to follow all traffic laws and drive responsibly. Any additional traffic violations or driving-related offenses could result in another revocation of your license.

Regaining your driving privileges

Getting your license revoked is never pleasant, but you can regain your driving privileges by understanding the requirements for reinstatement and taking the necessary steps. Be patient, persistent and committed to safe driving, and you will return on the road in no time.