Limited Driving Permits

As a penalty for drinking and driving, many people lose their ability to drive through a license suspension or a revocation. They may no longer be able to drive to their job, to their friend's houses or even down the street to run an errand. This period of suspension or revocation can last for months or even years depending on the sentence. Some drivers may also be required to complete certain educational programs before they are let back out on the road.

Even the process to have a license reinstated can be longer than many people would like. It is only another delay that sets them behind. If you have been accused of drinking and driving, losing your ability to drive may not be an option. You may need to pick up your kids, to get to your job or to go to doctors' appointments. In these cases, you may be able to fight the loss of your license immediately after you are charged. Another option is to seek a limited driving permit.

Through this you may be able to do the following:

  • Drive to an education program or treatment program.
  • Attend classes at school if you are a student.
  • Go to doctors' appointments or to pick up your prescriptions.
  • Drive to work or to other areas that are required by your job.
  • Attend sessions or meetings for alcohol treatment.

Losing your ability to drive can be one of the harshest of the penalties for a DUI conviction. While the best option is to fight the charge with the representation of a Marietta DUI lawyer, you can also seek certain driving privileges through a limited driving permit. When your suspension or revocation period has ended, you will still need to go to the process of reinstating your license. For the time being though, a temporary license can provide invaluable benefits.


Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Marietta DUI Attorney.