How do you get your license back during COVID-19 closures?
How do you reinstate your driver’s license while alcohol schools are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic?
Driving as soon as possible can be difficult with all the closures (including DMV closures). This page is to help drivers affected by a DUI navigate the new DMV processes during the COVID-19 epidemic, and meet the license reinstatement requirements quickly to get their driving privileges back.
UPDATED DMV PROCESS – Field offices are temporarily closed to the public statewide.
However, in Sacramento, the DMV 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 certain businesses as essential treatment programs, and that includes DUI treatment programs. This is true even if they cannot hold in-person classes due to social distancing requirements. Most alcohol schools 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.
Some DUI Programs are open for enrollment – Thanks to the insurance company and SR-22 provider Breathe Easy Insurance Solutions, research has been done to find open treatment programs accepting enrollments for DUI classes. CLICK HERE FOR THE (Live Updated List of open Alcohol Schools/Programs)
Please contact our DUI Defense law firm for any questions.