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How to apply for license reinstatement in California

Having your driver's license suspended in Encino takes away a lot of your freedom. It can also negatively impact your education and your career. You will need to find alternative ways to get to school or work until you can have your license reinstated. You can apply to have your license reinstated in the state of California and we will discuss that in today's post.

To reinstate your license after a negligent operator charge, you must do the following:

  • Pay the reissue fee to the DMV
  • Pay court fees
  • Provide proof of auto insurance
  • Complete a probationary period where you have zero tickets or accidents

To reinstate your license after a DUI charge, you must do the following:

  • Serve applicable jail time
  • Serve suspension period
  • Pay the reissue fee and court fees
  • Complete a program for DUI offenders
  • Submit proof of auto insurance along with a $35,000 cash deposit

To reinstate a driver's license after an accident without auto insurance, you must do the following:

  • Completing a mandatory suspension of one year
  • Pay the reissue fee to the DMV
  • Submit proof of auto insurance to the DMV

To reinstate a license after suffering from a mental or physical disorder, you must do the following:

  • Complete a Driver Medical Evaluation form
  • Provide the DMV with any other medical documents that show your condition is no longer present

To have your driver's license reinstated in California, you simply need to follow the tips outlined in this post. Be sure you never drive when your license is suspended because it can lead to more fines and penalties.

Source:, "Suspended License," accessed June 14, 2018

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