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How to Obtain DUI Hardship License

 

Obtain a DUI Hardship License

When arrested for DUI-DWI, you could be facing a loss of driving privileges. In some states, such as Georgia and Florida, certain circumstances allow a person convicted of DUI-DWI to obtain a DUI hardship license. A hardship license is available during the license suspension, but limits where the person can drive. Those places usually include your place of employment, doctor appointments, school, alcohol or drug treatments, and DUI/Driving school.

Additionally, states could limit the time of the day, the route, and the types of vehicles you are permitted to drive. For example, CDL drivers are not permitted to operate a commercial vehicle on a temporary hardship license. Aggravating circumstances or repeat offenders could be limited even more or not be eligible at all.

It is also important to note that immediate revocation and additional suspension time could result from any violation of the assigned limitations.

If you are unsure if your DUI-DWI case will be eligible for a DUI hardship license, call us at 1-844-832-6384 to speak to a DUI attorney. The highly-skilled and knowledgeable attorneys at TeamDUI.com are able to fight for your rights and advise you of your license options.


How to Get a Hardship License

The word hardship is used because the hardship license application normally requires you to name the hardships that you face if you can not drive.   Most of these hardships faced are obtaining medical care, attending an education program or school, getting to and from work, attending substance abuse programs or court-ordered counseling.

When arrested for DUI-DWI, you could be facing a loss of driving privileges. In some states, such as Georgia and Florida, certain circumstances allow a person convicted of DUI-DWI to obtain a DUI hardship license. A hardship license is available during the license suspension, but limits where the person can drive. Those places usually include your place of employment, doctor appointments, school, alcohol or drug treatments, and DUI/Driving school.

Additionally, states could limit the time of the day, the route, and the types of vehicles you are permitted to drive. For example, CDL drivers are not permitted to operate a commercial vehicle on a temporary hardship license. Aggravating circumstances or repeat offenders could be limited even more or not be eligible at all.

It is also important to note that immediate revocation and additional suspension time could result from any violation of the assigned limitations.

Hardship License Possible Restrictions

Even though a hardship license is possible in many circumstances, not every driver that requested a hardship license may receive one. No matter how minor or how long ago anyone with a DUI conviction, some states will remove these licenses. For certain locations where felony DUIs where death, severe injury, or property damage occurred, the state will not grant this type of license for certain locations. Based on the state or local legal ordinances there are often different and additional restrictions. It is important to check with the local DMV where the DUI charge is accorded before requesting one.

Before getting a hardship license, there may be a period of time during which a driver will not be allowed to drive. In most cases, immediately after a license is suspended or revoked the driver cannot apply for a hardship license. This period during which a driver cannot drive serves as a penalty for the vehicle offense or multiple vehicle offenses the driver was charged with. Many states also require the installation of an ignition interlock device as a condition of issuing a hardship license.

Violating Restrictions

It is important to know that if you are granted a hardship or restricted license, and you violate the restrictions set by the official or judge, you may face revocation of that license. You will not be able to apply for another restricted license if this occurs.

Hardship License Legal Support

If you are unsure if your DUI-DWI case will be eligible for a DUI hardship license, call us at 1-844-832-6384 to speak to a DUI attorney. The highly-skilled and knowledgeable attorneys at TeamDUI.com are able to fight for your rights and advise you of your license options.