A driving restriction is a limitation of driving privileges for being involved in a criminal incident. Driving restrictions are an alternative to having a suspended drivers license. Driving restrictions is a common punishment for those charged with a DUI, those who accumulated too many points on their driving record, and those who have failed to pay court fees. States offer restricted licenses so people can drive to and from work or school, even while they have a suspended license. There are different kinds of driving restrictions.
Types of Driving Restrictions
Work & Education: If your license is suspended, you may be eligible to drive only to and from school. The court may also allow you to drive to and from work. Your employer may be asked to verify your employment in writing to get this permission.
Medical: You may be able to drive if you have to attend doctor visits. In those cases, you will only be allowed to drive to and from your doctor appointments.
Ignition Interlock: A judge may give you a driving restriction if you agree to install and maintain an alcohol breath-analyzed ignition interlock device in your car. This is only required if a person was charged with a DUI with a BAC level of .08 or more. If you get an ignition interlock, you must breathe into this device every time you start your vehicle. You cannot have another person blow into the ignition interlock for you, and it must be installed on every vehicle in your household. You also are required to cover the cost of the device and installation fees.
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If you were arrested for DUI and fear you will be penalized with a suspended license, our Prince George’s County DUI defense lawyers can fight to dismiss or reduce your charges. If your license is suspended, we can help you obtain driving restrictions to attend work or school. Your freedom and reputation may be at stake, and it is imperative that you take action to protect yourself and your future.
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