You understood why the officer took your license away when he pulled you over. However, you didn’t realize that when you handed it over, you would be relinquishing your right to drive for up to a year—and after that time, you would have to go through the license application process all over again.
In South Dakota, your license can be revoked for driving under the influence (DUI), refusing to submit to a roadside BAC test, having too many points on your driving record, or by failing to have proper auto insurance. Unlike a license suspension, revocation means you must apply for a new license once you are eligible for license reinstatement.
In order to get your license back, you will be required to go through the application process, including:
In most cases, it can cost anywhere from $50 to $250 to get your driving rights reinstated after a DUI. To find out how to prevent a conviction from costing you both financially and professionally, call Zimmer, Duncan and Cole, LLP today at 888-733-2992 to speak to an attorney.