How do you reinstate your license during COVID-19 closures, or while alcohol schools are closed due to Coronavirus?
Driving can be a critical need and you will want the ability to drive, even throughout the epidemic caused closures. This page is to help drivers affected by a DUI navigate the new DMV processes during the pandemic, and meet the license reinstatement requirements quickly and affordably to get their driving privileges back.
UPDATED DMV PROCESS – Field offices are temporarily closed to the public statewide.
However, the Mandatory Actions Unit is fully functional and processing all SR22 certificates, Proof of Enrollments, and Ignition Interlock Device Installation certificates. Drivers can reinstate their licenses through the DMV without an appointment. Once the required documents are on file, drivers can pay fines through the mail. After receiving payment, the DMV will mail the driver’s license back.
*The new procedures will take longer than usual.
DUI PROGRAM ENROLLMENT – California has designated DUI treatment programs as an essential service, and most are open and continuing to enroll new clients. Many programs may require a new approach to stay open during the COVID-19 outbreak.
For example, when running small client groups isn’t feasible, many DUI programs are enrolling clients with a “Leave of Absence” status. That way, the program can continue to receive the necessary funds and allow clients to drive legally.
DUI Programs Open for Enrollment – Thanks to SR-22 provider Breathe Easy Insurance Solutions continues to refer customers to open treatment programs accepting enrollments. CLICK HERE FOR THE (Live Updated List of open Alcohol Schools/Programs)
Please contact our DUI Defense law firm for any questions.