Repeat Offenders and Special Circumstances
In addition to a suspension of driving privileges, some drivers suffer a subsequent revocation as well.
The law states that a person convicted of a second drinking and driving charge within 84 months of the first one shall have his/her driving privilege revoked for a period of not more than one year.
A person convicted of aggravated drinking and driving will suffer a three-year revocation period.
Reinstatement of the privileges following a revocation is much more difficult than following a suspension.
It involves an investigation of the driver’s character, habits and driving abilities as well as a written evaluation from a physician, psychologist or certified substance abuse counselor stating that the person is able to safely operate a motor vehicle.
If you are not sure if you fall under the repeat offenders category, please discuss your past history in detail with your attorney. This will only assist in making the best recommendations for your specific case.