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What Happens After a DWUI Charge in Wyoming?

If you were arrested in Wyoming for Driving While Under the Influence (DWUI), the police officer most likely took your driver’s license and issued you a temporary license that is good for 30 days. If you do not challenge the Administrative Per Se License Suspension within 20 days, your driver’s license will be suspended for 90 days, even if you are ultimately not convicted of DWUI.

Do Not Drive While Your Driver’s License Is Suspended

It is critical that you not drive while your license is suspended. If you are caught driving while your license is suspended, it will have serious consequences for your DUI charge. It will also cost you more time and money to defend.

It is also important that you not drink and drive while your driver’s license is suspended. If you are caught drinking and driving while you have a pending DWUI charge, you will face a second DWUI charge with the potential for greater punishments

How to Request a Probationary Driver’s License After a DWUI Charge in Wyoming

The best way to request limited driving privileges is by challenging the Administrative per Se License Suspension within 20 days of being charged with DWUI. If you did not request a review of your Administrative Per Se License Suspension within 20 days after receiving notice of the suspension, your DWUI defense attorney may be able to request a hearing or record review for a probationary driver’s license. To be successful, your attorney must be able to demonstrate that the suspension will make you unable to obtain basic necessities like food, shelter, clothing, or education.

A probationary driver’s license will allow you to drive to work or school, to care for a sick relative, and to obtain basic necessities like food, shelter, and clothing. If you qualify for a probationary license you must:

  • Complete the necessary forms
  • Obtain an alcohol counseling assessment
  • Complete a DWUI Course
  • Pay the probationary license fees

You are only eligible for a probationary license after your first DWUI charge. If this is your second DWUI charge or more within the past five years, you are not eligible for a probationary driver’s license.

If you have served at least 45 days of your license suspension, you may be eligible for an ignition interlock restricted license.

Reinstate Your Wyoming Driver's License

Once your suspension is complete, you can request to have your driver’s license reinstated. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Fully serve your suspension
  • Have no other pending offenses that could result in a license suspension
  • Satisfy all court-ordered requirements
  • Obtain SR-22 insurance, if required
  • Pay the required reinstatement fee

Reinstating a suspended Wyoming driver’s license is expensive. The general fees you will be required to pay for license reinstatement may include:

  • General reinstatement fee: $50.
  • Child support suspension fee: $5.
  • Record review: $15.
  • Probationary license: $25.
  • Reissuance fee: $25.

Protect Your One Shot at Justice – Hire a Skilled and Experienced Wyoming DWUI Defense Attorney Today

If you have been charged with a DWUI in Wyoming, it’s important that you hire a qualified, experienced DWUI defense attorney as quickly as possible. The sooner you get a knowledgeable DWUI defense lawyer on your side, the better your chances of beating the DWUI charge, or at least minimizing the impact of a DWUI conviction.

At Just Criminal Law, my team of DWUI defense professionals will work hard to protect your rights, guide you through the legal process, and protect your one shot at justice.

Contact Just Criminal Law today by calling 307-686-6556, emailing office@justcriminallaw.com, or completing our online form.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is offered for educational purposes only. This information is not offered as legal advice. A person accused of a crime should always consult with an attorney before making decisions that have legal consequences.

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