Hardship License Lawyer in Allen County, IN
A driver’s license can be suspended for any number of reasons. Maybe you were caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Maybe you racked up too many points on your license. Maybe you failed to make child support payments on time. Whatever the reason, you have a right to petition the State of Indiana for a hardship license.
What is a Hardship License?
After your license is suspended, you may be able to petition the State of Indiana for a hardship license. A hardship license is a restricted or conditional license that allows you to go to and from work or any other necessity of life.
Licenses can be suspended for any number of reasons. Most of these reasons allow motorists to apply for hardship licenses, but others do not. You may be prohibited from being granted a hardship license if:
- Your current suspension is for OWI and you have a prior OWI on your record
- You were convicted of driving with a suspended license
- You were convicted of vehicular homicide
The Bellinger Law Office will take a look at your case and determine the likelihood that the court will grant you a hardship license.
What Types of Suspensions are Granted Hardship Licenses?
The Indiana courts understand that sometimes good people make mistakes. In most cases, the court will grant you a hardship license if you can show that you need your vehicle for work or for the necessities of life. Common reasons for suspension that allow hardship licenses include:
- Suspension due to criminal conviction: So long as you were not caught driving under the influence while having another conviction on your record, the court may grant you a hardship license.
- Suspension due to insurance lapse: If you failed to pay your insurance this month, your license will be automatically suspended for 90 days. If you get current with your insurance company, you can petition to have the suspension lifted.
- Suspension due to habitual traffic violations: Habitual traffic violators may have their licenses suspended if they rack up too many points on their license. The suspensions can last for up to a decade. The Indiana BMV allows some individuals to gain hardship licenses during this period.
Talk to a Hardship License Lawyer in Allen County, IN
An Allen County hardship license lawyer can help you apply for a hardship license if your license has been suspended. Contact The Bellinger Law Office today to learn more about how we can help.