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Conditional License

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Definition - What does Conditional License mean?

A conditional license may be granted in certain states to motorists who have been convicted of driving under the influence or DUI (various other terms are used in other states such as driving while intoxicated or operating under the influence). Conditional licenses may also be granted if a driver is arrested for operating a motorized vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance.

Conditional driver's licenses grant limited driving privileges which vary by state and by offense. Conditions in some states can include limited driving privileges after completion of a drug or alcohol program. Drivers who violate their conditional license may (in some states) face a revocation of their driving privileges for a specified time period and additional restrictions for a number of years after their driver's license is reinstated. In Utah, for example, a motorist who has violated their no alcohol conditional license will have a ten year "no alcohol" constraint upon reinstatement of their driver's license. Motorists may have a standard license issued or reinstated after the completion of the requirements for their conditional license which is outlined in their state's laws.

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