COURT RELEASE FOR SC DRIVER’S LICENSE
Are you forever barred from driving in South Carolina? If you’re convicted of multiple DUIs in SC you may need a reinstatement and court releases for South Carolina. Crangle Law Firm LLC knows the process and helps get you back on the road safely and legally.
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WHAT IS A COURT RELEASE?
Prior to 2014, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles permanently revoked or “forever barred” a driver if they accumulated a certain number of driving offenses. The DMV barred the driver from obtaining a driver’s license.
After Emma’s Law in 2014, as a result the law changed to allow “forever barred” driver’s to obtain a driver’s license. To do this they must obtain a court release.
The DMV calls this a court release but the formal legal title is a Reinstatement of Driver’s License.
WHY DO I NEED ONE?
Without a court release, you are required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) for the rest of your life. Once you install the IID, you can’t go back and get a court release. An IID costs between $75 – $150 per month. Over a period of 10 or 20 years that can be well over $10,000
It’s important to get a “court release” or driver’s license reinstatement prior to installing the IID.
CRANGLE LAW FIRM LLC GETS REINSTATEMENTS
SC Code 56-1-385 requires that there be no moving violations in the past 7 years. The driver must show the court they substantially need a driver’s license.
I’VE GOT MY RELEASE. WHAT’S NEXT?
If the Judge grants your Driver’s License reinstatement you must enroll in the ignition interlock program (IID) for 5 years. Probation, Pardon and Parole monitors the ignition interlock program.
After 5 years, you petition PPP to take the IID off your vehicle.