I got 2 DUI's back in 2008 and I haven't had a license since. Just need to know which way to go.
Your question can only be answered by saying this: it depends.
The starting point is obtaining a drug and alcohol evaluation and following the recommendations of the evaluator as far as treatment hours if any. From there your case could go many directions.
Another issue to explore is, were you convicted of both of them? Remember court supervision is not a conviction. If you were convicted of both of them then you will have to drive on a restricted permit for five years before you can be fully reinstated
Once your driving privileges have been revoked (if that is the case), it is a lengthy process to get your license restored. Satisfying the requirements of the hearing is just the first step. The Secretary of State must approve for you to drive on a restricted driving permit in which you must essentially prove through your driving that you are not a danger to other motorists on the road. In your case, it is best to retain an attorney to help guide you through the process.
With two prior DUIs your privileges may be restored ONLY the you correctly receive an update on your eligibility and the proper protocol on how to proceed from the Secretary of State.
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