Specialized Driving Privileges
Information from a Trusted Noblesville DUI Attorney
In January 2015, Indiana radically changed the way it allowed for limited
driving privileges to individuals whose licenses have been suspended.
Previously, these drivers would have to wait long periods to become eligible
for a hardship or probationary licenses for their essential traveling
needs. Now, with the passing of IC 9-30-16, these programs have been combined
into what is now known as "specialized driving privileges."
While these new laws will make it easier for some suspended drivers to
maintain limited privileges, it is still recommended that you seek proven
representation for this petitioning process. At
The Criminal Defense Team, our dedicated team of Noblesville DUI lawyers know how frustrating and
inhibiting a license suspension can be and are well-versed in making these
specialized driving privileges petitions as thorough and compelling as
possible. Whether our team is already helping you fight a DUI-related
charge or if you are facing another kind of license suspension, our firm
is ready to help.
Do not let your license suspension hamper your life anymore.
Contact us today to start exploring your options.
Eligibility for Specialized Driving Privileges
While it is true that the new law has made it easier for some drivers to
restore limited driving privileges, not everyone is eligible to receive
them. IC 9-30-16 has made it clear that, in some cases, specialized driving
privileges cannot be granted.
You are not eligible for specialized driving privileges if:
- You have never had an Indiana driver's license
- You are a licensed commercial driver
- You have refused to submit to a chemical test (implied consent)
- You have been convicted of a motor vehicle offense that resulted in a death
- You have had specialized driving privileges in the past and have more than
one conviction under IC 9-30-16-5.
Those limitations aside, those suspended drivers awaiting their DUI trial
and even habitual traffic violators (HTV) can still petition for limited
privileges. This means for individuals who need to drive to work, school,
or other essential errands now have a chance to use their vehicle for
However, these privileges are granted only at the court's discretion
and careful navigation is needed to give your petition the best chance
of an approval. If you would like to petition for specialized driving
privileges, contact our experienced team today.
Call (888) 988-5659 our Noblesville criminal defense attorneys today to set up a