If a person’s driver’s license is suspended they cannot legally drive. A person can get their driver’s license suspended in a variety of ways. Some examples include tickets, surcharges, getting caught not having insurance, having a liability judgment issued against you, and DUI or drug related offenses. Because it is impractically for many people to rely solely on public transportation to provide for their families; many people drive illegally. This can be dangerous and expensive. Getting caught driving without a valid driver’s license can lead to increased tickets, surcharges, further suspensions, and convictions that have a punishment up to 180 days in the county jail and a $2,000 fine.
The solution to many, but not all, driver’s license issues is to obtain an occupational driver’s license. An occupational driver’s license gives people the freedom to drive legally without the worry of getting pulled over and incurring additional tickets, fines, and criminal penalties. An “essential need” occupational driver’s license is generally restrictive, only allowing people to drive in certain counties, during certain times of the day, and for specific purposes such as going to work, school, the grocery store, doctor’s appointment, and doing other things essential for your household and family. However, with good representation some of these restrictions can be reduced to allow a person to drive with more freedom. If you need to obtain an occupational driver’s license due to a DUI related offense you will need to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle. However, the benefit of doing this is a court cannot restrict you to certain counties or times of day, essentially, it’s like you have a normal driver’s license.
Unfortunately, occupational driver’s licenses do not help people who want to drive using a CDL or people whose license has been suspended for unpaid child support.
If you think you could benefit from an occupational driver’s license contact the attorneys at the Christiansen Law Firm. The Christiansen Law Firm can quickly and efficiently obtain an occupational driver’s license to get you back on the road. Even if your license has been suspended for many years or if you have never had a driver’s license, we can help. The goal will always be to help you fix the immediate issue which is your inability to legally drive. After that issue is resolved we will continue to work towards ensuring you will have a valid driver’s license, without any restrictions, in the future. Call us for a free consolation today.