If you are convicted of a DUI, you will have your license suspended in the state of Connecticut by the DMV. If you are facing your first offense, your license will be suspended for one year. But, if it is your second offense, your license will be suspended for two years. If you have three offenses, you will not be able to get your license back. However, if you are facing your first or second offense, and the appropriate amount of time has passed, you can get your license back. Here, I will outline how you can get your license back if it has been suspended due to a DUI.
License Restoration Application
Towards the end of your license suspension, you will have to apply to have your license restored. You can call 860-263-5720 for information about having your license restored and what forms you need to sign. Also make a formal request by mailing an application to:
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver Services Division
60 State Street
Wethersfield Connecticut, 06161– 2525
You will have to send the DMV a fee of $125 as well as a form. Keep in mind that you cannot start driving again once you send in this application. You must first hear back from the DMV, even if the amount of time that your license was suspended for is over. Until you have been approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles, you should not begin driving. If you are pulled over by the police, it will show up that your license is still suspended.
You will also want to alert your car insurance company to the fact that you have received a DUI and that you are getting your license back. Because a DUI will go on your permanent record, your insurance company will be able to look this information up. Your insurance will probably increase once the company learns that you have a DUI on your driving record. The amount of money that your insurance will be increased by will vary, but it will probably be around $3,000-6,000 per year.
If your license has been suspended, you will most likely be able to get it back once the suspension is over. There should not be a problem with your application once the suspension is over. However, if you do not want to wait until the suspension is over, you can appeal it. While there is no guarantee that you will win the appeal, you can try. Hire a DUI lawyer to help you appeal to the DMV – because these appeals are complex, there is a chance that a DUI lawyer can help you have a court end the suspension and get your license back. Talk to a DUI lawyer about your chances of getting a suspension appealed and start building a case if you feel that you want to try to do this. For further assistance, it is a good idea to get in touch with an attorney.