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    Everything You Need to Know About Restricted Drivers’ Licenses in California

    Posted on: December 18th, 2022 by Dod Law

    Restricted Drivers LicenseA restricted driver’s license in California is a special license that allows individuals who have had their licenses revoked or suspended to drive under certain conditions. It is an important resource for those who need to drive in order to maintain their employment, fulfill family obligations, or attend medical appointments. A restricted drivers license can make a difference in your life.  

    This type of license is available to those who meet the criteria and can provide proof of their need to drive. The restrictions and qualifications vary depending on the individual’s circumstances, but it can be an invaluable tool for those who need it. With a restricted driver’s license, individuals can still remain independent and get where they need to go while adhering to the regulations set forth by the state.

    What Is a Restricted Drivers License?

    A restricted drivers license is a special license issued by the DMV that allows you to drive under certain conditions. It is often used when your regular license has been suspended due to DUI or other violations. To get a restricted license, you must have a valid driver’s license, enroll in DUI school, and meet other requirements.

    During the suspension period, you are only allowed to drive for specific purposes like driving to and from work or school, attending court-mandated programs, or going to medical appointments. A hard suspension means that your license is completely suspended and you can only win your DMV hearing if you can prove that it would cause an undue hardship if your driving privilege were taken away. With a restricted license, you can still drive legally while you wait for the end of your suspension period.

    Where Can a Person Drive With a Restricted License?

    A person who has obtained a restricted license in California is allowed to drive for specific purposes during certain times. A person with this license may only drive for work, school, or any court-ordered DUI school and substance abuse program activities related to their DUI conviction. The restricted license allows a person to drive only between certain hours if the license was issued due to a DUI conviction. If the license was issued for another reason, then the driver may be able to drive outside those hours as well. 

    It is important to remember that even with a restricted license, all of California’s laws still apply and must be followed at all times while driving. Any violation of these laws can result in fines, suspension or revocation of the restricted license, or other penalties as determined by law enforcement or the courts.

    Am I Eligible for a Restricted License?

    Whether or not you are eligible to get a restricted driver’s license depends on the circumstances of your suspension. If you have been suspended due to a DUI arrest, you may be eligible for a restricted license. To obtain one, you must first request a DMV hearing. During the hearing, you will need to provide evidence that you are able to drive safely and responsibly before being approved for a restricted license.

    Get Help With Your License With Dod Law, APC

    Getting a driver’s license can be difficult, even without restrictions. If you are having hardships getting a license or you need a restricted license, get legal help first. The right legal team can make the process much easier by submitting the right paperwork and coordinating the process for you. 

    Make it easier to get a license by working with Dod Law, APC’s team of lawyers with over 18 years of experience working on DUI-related cases. Contact Dod Law, APC at (619) 814-5110 or by using our contact form to discuss your case in a free consultation.

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