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Getting your License Back After an OVWI Conviction

Getting your License Back After an OVWI Conviction

If you were convicted of an OVWI (operating vehicle while intoxicated, commonly known as a DUI), your license may have been suspended. So, how do you reinstate your license after it was suspended?

The first step is to check your Driver Record here to confirm the status of your license. The Reinstatement Requirements section on your Driver Record shows the requirements to regain your driving privileges. Every case can be a little different, so it is important that you check this first.

There may be reinstatement fees to pay before the BMV will reinstate your license. Reinstatement fees that are due will be indicated within the Reinstatement Requirements section on your Driver Record. You can pay your reinstatement fees by:

• Logging into your myBMV account,

• Calling 888-692-6841 using the access code found on your notice,

• Via mail using the reinstatement coupon in the Reinstatement notice, or

• Visiting a self-service BMV Connect kiosks.

If you cannot afford to pay your reinstatement fee, you may be able to file a petition seeking a waiver of the reinstatement fee. This should be filed in the county you live in.

Once you complete all the Reinstatement Requirements, you should continue to monitor your Driver Record. It may take the BMV some time to officially update your Driver Record. For more information on reinstating your license, please visit https://www.in.gov/bmv/licenses-permits-ids/suspension-and-reinstatement/reinstating-your-driving-privileges.

It is also important to note that even if your license is suspended, you may be eligible for Specialized Driving Privileges. Specialized Driving Privileges allow you to drive to work, medical appointments, court hearings, etc. For more information, please visit our blog on Specialized Driving Privileged linked here

If you have been charged with an OVWI or need Specialized Driving Privileges, contact McNeelyLaw today at 317-825-5110 to talk to an experienced attorney who can help navigate you through your case.

This McNeelyLaw LLP publication should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion of any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only, and you are urged to consult your own lawyer on any specific legal questions you may have concerning your situation.

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