Ways to Get the Driving License Back After a DUI

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After a DUI, getting your driver’s licence reinstated in Cornwall can be a difficult procedure. The DUI attorneys at Langevin Law are here to help you with this procedure. However, the best course of action is to work with our knowledgeable staff from the time of your original arrest to avoid a DUI conviction altogether.


Administrative License Suspension

In Cornwall, individuals convicted of DUI typically undergo two separate license suspensions: an immediate administrative suspension upon arrest, and a second suspension upon conviction, as per the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. The initial suspension is unrelated to criminal charges and any subsequent court-ordered suspensions resulting from the conviction. After the 90-day suspension period, a driver facing DUI charges can reinstate their license while awaiting trial by paying a $281 fee. This process can be conveniently completed at a Service Ontario center.

Reinstating Your License After a DUI

Reinstating a driver’s license after a DUI conviction in Ontario involves a multi-step process that extends beyond a simple visit to a local Drive Test or Service Ontario center. Key elements of this process include settling outstanding fines, completing mandatory court processes and programs, obtaining documented evidence of suspension removal, submitting a $281 reinstatement fee, and undergoing specific tests based on the duration of the license suspension.

Testing requirements vary, with vision tests for suspensions lasting one to three years, and for longer suspensions, additional tests such as a written knowledge test and both G1 and G2 road tests. For suspensions exceeding ten years, reapplication as a new driver, retaking all tests, and adhering to any mandatory waiting periods are necessary.


Court-Mandated Programs for License Reinstatement

Reinstating a driver’s license in Cornwall, particularly after a DUI conviction, involves completing mandatory court processes and specific programs. Two essential court-ordered programs are Back on Track and Ignition Interlock.

The Back on Track program begins with a one-hour assessment, determining whether an eight-hour educational workshop or a more extensive 16-hour treatment workshop is necessary. Both programs focus on the hazards of alcohol and drugs, emphasizing health and driving perspectives.

The Ignition Interlock Program, mandatory post-suspension, involves installing an approved device in your vehicle, preventing it from starting if it detects a blood alcohol concentration exceeding a pre-set limit.

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Secure Your Future With an Experienced Cornwall DUI Lawyer

Our skilled team of DUI attorneys at Langevin Law Cornwall is dedicated to defending your rights and will stop at nothing to get the best result for your case. Get in contact with us right now to begin the process of safeguarding your future and don’t attempt to travel this difficult route alone. It’s worth it for your freedom. Make an appointment with Langevin Law Cornwall right away, and allow us to support you during this trying time.