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Is There A Way To Drive If My License Is Suspended?

Last updated on April 10, 2024

Even if an Indiana court or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) suspended your license, you may still have an option to retain some driving privileges. Specialized driving privilege licenses allow people who have convictions for traffic offenses or operating while intoxicated (OWI) to drive in certain situations. Obtaining this special license, however, is not easy without an attorney.

The lawyer at Britton Law LLC can determine whether you are eligible for a specialized driving privilege license and, if so, help you acquire it. Peter A. Britton has almost 20 years of experience helping clients throughout north central Indiana earn back their driving privileges.

Specialized Driving Privileges: What To Know

Not everyone can receive specialized driving privileges. The court will not issue a stay of a license suspension just because someone feels like driving again. There are only a few circumstances in which specialized driving privileges may be necessary, such as:

  • Driving to and from work
  • Driving to medical appointments
  • Driving to court hearings, mandatory drug and alcohol treatment, community service or other court-mandated events
  • Dropping off and picking up children from school
  • Dropping off and picking up children from day care

The process of petitioning for specialized driving privileges involves complex paperwork and lots of potential for mistakes to throw off your chances. If you work with attorney Britton, he will help you with the application. He can also advise you of your rights regarding your past traffic violation and whether you have the option of modifying your sentence.

Learn Whether A Specialized Driving Privileges License Is Right For You

You might still have options if the state has suspended your license. Attorney Britton knows how to help you explore these options. To learn more, contact his South Bend office to schedule an initial consultation. You can send him an email or call him at 574-218-0989.