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Limited License (see Also Hardship License)

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Definition - What does Limited License (see Also Hardship License) mean?

Drivers who have had their license either suspended or revoked because they either refused to take a blood alcohol concentration test or they had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher may qualify for a limited license (also called a work permit). A limited license will allow the offender to drive to and from work, and in some cases a driver may be able to attend school. The license may also limit the total number of driving hours which are available in a given week.

Limited licenses may not be granted to all offenders and may depend on the driver's driving record. Drivers who have had multiple DUI convictions may not be granted a limited license or may have to wait an extended time period to obtain one.

States may require drivers to complete the following steps prior to issuing a limited license:

  1. Retake a written driver's examination which has information pertaining specifically to drinking and driving. Drivers should review specific chapters in the state's Drivers Safety Manual prior to taking the test.
  2. Pay all reinstatement fees as well as additional application fees.
  3. Prove that the driver does not have another way to get to work.
  4. Complete a driving test.
  5. Complete an application for a new license.
  6. Surrender all current licenses.

Related Links

  • Hardship License -- definition of hardship license provided by www.duiattorneyhome.com.

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