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Campbell County DUI license reinstatement lawyerGetting your first DUI/DWI or Implied Consent conviction in Tennessee is likely to result in losing your driver’s license for one year. If your court sentence and one-year suspension have been completed, it’s time to get back on the road and practice the safety strategies you learned.

Reinstating your driver's license with the Tennessee Department of Safety (DPS) requires official documents and a fee payment. Before applying to reinstate your license, it’s a good idea to contact the Department of Safety (DOS) and take note of the restoration details specific to your case.

The following criteria is typically used for DUI-related suspensions during the driving license reinstatement process:

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On the road again… legally

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Jacksboro, TN driver's license reinstatement attorneyA state law that takes away driver’s licenses because of unpaid court debt may go down this year. That’s because of a landmark lawsuit in the U.S. District Court this spring.

Judge Aleta A. Trauger refuses the state of Tennessee’s request to reject the lawsuit. In her official memorandum about the case, she stated that one of the fundamental rights of citizens, the right to travel interstate, is not recognized by this law. Now, the lawsuit initiated by two state citizens with low incomes is set to become a game changer for over 100 thousand people.

A Never-Ending Cycle

Many of the thousands of people that lose their driver’s license because of debt stay trapped in a never-ending cycle of debt. One of the major reasons for this is driving without a license, which results in more legal charges and fines.

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Campbell County DUI defense attorney driver's licenseGetting caught driving under the influence not only has negative legal consequences, but can be associated with a plethora of other life altering legal decisions. A DUI carries with it the shame and disappointment of personal choices, and a DUI almost inevitably tarnishes your record.

Stiff law changes proposed for DUI offenders

Recently, state lawmakers in Tennessee proposed a bill to assist in stopping drunk driving before it happens. Approving the bill would add another obstacle in getting alcohol into the hands of DUI offenders. It would make it illegal for a person charged with a DUI to be sold alcohol anywhere within the state.

The offender’s license would be marked with a red strip alerting sellers to identify prior offenders. If liquor stores sell alcohol to someone with this identifying marker, their establishment could face misdemeanor charges and fines.

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