Conditional License, What Is It And What Are My Chances Of Getting One?

If you’ve lost your license due to a DUI conviction, you may be able to receive a conditional license that allows you to drive under certain conditions.

In this Drunk Drivers Rights guide explains what a conditional license is, how to apply and your chances of getting one.

A Conditional License Allows You to Drive When Necessary

The license is “conditional” because it places conditions on when you can drive. If you are granted a conditional license, then here are the times most state laws allow you to operate a motor vehicle.

  • To get to and from your job
  • To drive if it is part of your employment
  • To get to and from an alcohol rehabilitation class or program
  • To get to school or vocational program
  • To get to court or court-ordered probation requirements
  • To get to medical appointments for yourself or a member of your family
  • To get to job interviews or career counseling
  • To take your children to school or day care facilities

Each state has slightly different rules. Check with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in your state when applying for a conditional license.

Applying for a Conditional License after a DUI Conviction

You can apply for a conditional license with the department of motor vehicles in your state. The DMV will access your files to determine whether or not you are eligible for a conditional license. The DMV may also need to contact the court to get paperwork related to your situation.

In most states, there is an administrative fee for applying for and receiving a conditional license. The fee ranges from $50-$150 for most states.

Your Chances of Receiving a Conditional License

There are three factors that will determine whether or not you are granted a conditional license and are allowed to keep it. The first is need. If none of the reasons on the list above apply to you, you won’t be given a conditional license. The second is your past driving record. Previous DUI offenses or a criminal history may make it more difficult for you to receive a conditional license. Finally, if you are granted a conditional license, you will need to maintain a spotless driving record in order to keep it.

Your DUI attorney will be able to help you apply for and receive a conditional license. Contact your drunk driving lawyer today for advice on how to proceed.

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