Having your license suspended due to a DUI or DWI may have a large impact on your livelihood, education, and health without means of transportation. In Georiga, you may be eligible to be issued a hardship license which will allow you to attend school, go to work, and go to medical facilities, among other important functions. To learn more about this process, continue reading.
What is a hardship license?
Hardship licenses are issued in accordance with statutes or by the order of the court to an applicant who has had their driving privileges suspended or revoked. These are restricted licenses that only allow the applicant to drive during the period of suspension to earn a livelihood or maintain the necessities of life. For example, you may be able to use a hardship license to attend schooling, go to work, or attend medical treatments. However, each state defines hardship in its own way and the restriction may vary state by state.
Georgia drivers who have suspended licenses may be eligible to receive limited driving privileges while waiting for the reinstatement of their license. Hardship licenses in Georig allow drives to drive to medical facilities, school, work, and other important functions.
How can I obtain a hardship license in Georgia?
The drivers who have had their license suspended that are eligible for a Georgia hardship license are as follows:
- Drivers who have had their license suspended for a first conviction
- Drivers who have had their license suspended for a first or second DUI conviction
- Drivers who have had their license suspended for a first or second point suspension
Drivers will also be required to prove to the court that they are suffering a hardship. They will need to prove to the court that they do not have a means of getting to school, work, a medical facility, or attending a court-ordered program such as drug or alcohol treatment programs.
For drivers who have been convicted of a second offense, they may be required to fulfill special requirements to obtain a hardship license such as installing and using an ignition interlock device in their vehicles. They may also be required to complete a drug and alcohol awareness and treatment program to be eligible for the ignition interlock device in Georgia.
If you have had your license suspended and are seeking to obtain a hardship license, give our experienced criminal defense attorney a call. We will walk you through the steps to obtain this license.
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