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Can I Get a Restricted License If I am Convicted of DUI?


A mandatory license suspension after a DUI arrest could leave you unable to provide for your family, get to and from work, attend college or other advanced studies, get to the doctor and perform other essential life tasks. If you have been arrested for 1st time DUI it does not matter whether your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was over the legal limit or you refused to take a breathalyzer test, your driving privileges will be revoked for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side during your Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) hearing will significantly improve your chances of being able to successfully challenge your suspension and reinstate your driving privileges.

Should our firm be unable to get your driving privileges reinstated, we may still be able to get you a restricted hardship license. So long as it is your first DUI conviction and you have met all of the other necessary qualifications to obtain this type of driver's license, you can trust in the fact that our team will work hard to help you maintain some form of driving privileges even after your conviction. Eligibility for a restricted license after a DUI conviction is contingent upon whether or not you have been convicted of more than 2 DUI offenses, if you have completed DUI School and if you have served the minimum "hard suspension" period as laid out by the DHSMV.

A Knoxville criminal defense lawyer from our firm will be able to advise you of your legal rights, help you determine your qualifications to obtain a restricted license and provide you with the representation you need during your hearing. For more than 13 years the lawyers at our firm have been strong supporters of an individual's right to have skilled legal counsel aggressively fighting on their behalf. We also have a comprehensive understanding of DUI laws and restrictions. Our proficiency in the field helps us give our clients the decided advantage they need to obtain the most positive outcome for their case. To find out more about how our firm may be able to help you obtain a restricted license after a DUI conviction, call Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law today.

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