One of the most difficult things a person convicted of DUI faces is obtaining full reinstatement of their license with the Secretary of State. A first time conviction for DUI results in a mandatory minimum period of revocation for one full year. A revocation is not a suspension. A suspension merely requires a reinstatement fee payment and your license is typically back to normal.A revocation requires an informal or perhaps a formal hearing at your local SOS hearing office. Things that need to be completed prior to applying for reinstatement are:
After being approved for the RDP the client must present SR-22 insurance proof, install a BAIID in their car, and comply with the parameters as stated on the permit. The client's next step is to apply for full reinstatement after a period of driving has been completed. The whole process takes about 4 months for the RDP to be granted and another 6 months for full reinstatement. If the client is caught driving outside the parameters, blows a minimum amount of alcohol into the BAIID, or otherwise violates the permit the entire process must start anew.
Although it sounds very state-oriented (and it is) the process can be accomplished in the client's favor. We have a successful track record with these hearings.