Can I Surrender My License to Avoid a DUI Conviction?

This is a question that comes up from time to time, more often with elderly clients or those with medical issues. You can surrender your license to operate a motor vehicle. Most times if the Department of Public Safety hasn’t already suspended the license, your lawyer can persuade the Court to accept it in lieu of a DUI conviction.

You must be honest with your attorney and tell him your medical situation and any other factors that lead you to this decision. Sometimes the best option is not to operate a vehicle period, but simply giving up the privilege to dodge legal troubles is not one of them. Consult with a qualified lawyer to weigh your options.