Reinstating Your Driving Privileges

You Need an Attorney to Help Get Your Driving Privileges Reinstated

If you have lost your license, contact Lords & Cate to discuss your case, we can help you get your license back.

There are many reasons people lose their driver’s license; three of the most common reasons include DUI convictions, implied consent violation and failing to pay court costs. Every DUI conviction requires a minimum of one year loss of driver’s license. Implied consent violation, in short is refusing to take the breath test or refusing to
give blood for testing. This is a civil violation and results in a one year loss of license. If you have failed to pay your court costs within a year of the completion of your case, your license will be suspended indefinitely. You need an attorney to help with reinstating your driving privileges, regardless of why you lost your driver’s license, we can help you get it back.

Check the status of your Tennessee Driver’s License here.


Fees to reinstate a driver license after alcohol-related offenses

Implied Consent/Refusal to Submit to Blood Alcohol T.C.A. 55-10-406

  • $100 reinstatement fee
  • $50 fee if filing of financial responsibility (SR-22) is required
  • $75 fee for failure to surrender driver license may be required
  • Required to apply for valid license & pay appropriate driver license fee
  • Drug Free Youth Act Offenses (Ages 13 – 17) (T.C.A. 55-10-701) & Underage Possession of Alcohol (Age 18 -21) (T.C.A. 57-5-301)
  • $20 reinstatement fee
  • $75 fee for failure to surrender driver license may be required
  • Required to apply for valid license & pay appropriate driver license fee

All other DUI Type Offenses

  • $100 reinstatement fee
  • $3 certification fee if violation occurred in Tennessee
  • $50 fee if filing of financial responsibility (SR-22) is required
  • $75 fee for failure to surrender driver license may be required
  • Required to apply for valid license & pay appropriate driver license fee

If you are trying to reinstate your driving privileges in Tennessee, contact the attorneys at the Law Office of Lords and Cate and let us help you.