If you had two drunk driving convictions within seven years, you will have to wait at least a year before you can request a hearing. If you had three drunk driving convictions within 10 years, you will have to wait at least five years to request a hearing. You can send in your petition up to six weeks before your eligibility date. Make sure all your court costs, fines, and driver’s responsibility fees are paid, you have not pending criminal charges, and you are not currently on probation or parole.