If you’ve been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), you'll likely have your driver’s license suspended. A suspended driver’s license can make it difficult to get to work, go to the grocery store, or accomplish other vital daily tasks. Thankfully, it's possible to obtain a hardship license or a limited driving privilege that will allow you get to and from work, school, or medical appointments while having a suspended license.
How Do Hardship Licenses Work?
A hardship license is helpful for people with a suspended license because it allows them to keep their job and meet important obligations that require driving. To get a hardship license, you need to prove to the court or MVA that you need to drive to remain employed, get to school or get your kids to school, attend alcohol or drug treatment, go to doctor's visits, or otherwise complete other important tasks.
A hardship license doesn’t restore all driving privileges; it comes with strict conditions. In some cases, people will be limited to certain routes when driving to and from permitted places. Hardship licenses also specify the times a person can drive.
How Can I Apply for a Hardship License?
A driver’s eligibility for a hardship license will depend on the driver’s situation and the reason why their license was suspended in the first place. To obtain a hardship license, you must submit an application form, present certain evidentiary documents, and supply proof that confirm your eligibility for a hardship license (such as an employment verification document). You will also have to pay a fee to apply for the hardship license.
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If your driver’s license is suspended, an experienced DUI defense attorney can help you. At Gracia & Mintz, we help those accused of a DUI or traffic offenses get the best possible results for their cases. We know that having a suspended license can make it difficult for people to secure their job or to take care of other important tasks. Our team has the skills, experience, and resources necessary to take on even the most complex cases.
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