My last DUI was plead down to a misdemeanor. I go to aa and have a sponsor and go to substance abuse counseling. I have two prior periods of sobriety. One period of Sobriety was over 5 years and the other about 3 years.
If you can prove 5 years of complete sobriety with no relapses, that will definitely help. The AHS is SUPER strict on these types of cases, so I would strongly recommend you retain an experienced driver license restoration lawyer to assist you, as they can help ensure all the documents that you submit on your behalf (e.g., substance abuse evaluation; documentation of sobriety; etc.) are in proper order. I wish you all the best of luck. With much respect, Matt.
I agree with Mr. Catchick, 5 yrs. of complete sobriety & abstinence will go a long way. However, you will need the assistance of an attorney who is very experienced in preparing clients for successful outcomes at the Administrative Hearings Section of the Secretary of State hearing on your request for driving privileges. Now days, if successful, you will be ordered to drive with the interlock for a period of at least one year and to continue to do all that you are currently doing for the full year following the order that allows you restricted driving privileges. This will take diligence, dedication and a keen awareness that what you are about to do is make an application to be allowed to be given a chance to legally drive again but, only in baby steps where you will always be the the one with the burden of showing the Secretary of State that you are doing EXACTLY what you need to do, not only to get this new chance, but that you will continue to do so while being given that chance because, of course your ultimate goal is unrestricted full driving privileges. Get a really good attorney to help you along the way and follow his or her advice. Good luck.
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