Fort Wayne Attorney Helps Clients Earn Specialized Driving Privileges
Hope for drivers facing hardships from suspensions or revocations
In our practice defending clients accused of drug crimes, we’ve become very familiar with the hardships they face when they lose their driver’s license due to an OWI or other infraction. Fortunately, effective January 1, 2015, Indiana’s new specialized driving permit law allows suspended drivers to obtain limited driving privileges. If you believe you may qualify but want reliable advice about applying, the Law Offices of Ryan E. Lackey can help. A mistake on your application can set you back weeks or months and force you to pay additional fees. We help you get it right the first time.
Who is eligible for a specialized driving permit in Indiana?
The Indiana Code states clearly who is not eligible for a specialized driving permit:
- A person who has never had a valid Indiana driver’s license
- A person who holds a commercial driver’s license
- A person who has refused to submit to a chemical test for OWI/DUI
- A person who has been convicted for an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle and causes the death of another person
- A person who has previously received a specialized driving privilege and has more than one conviction for violating the terms and conditions of the specialized permit
Drivers who might not expect they’d be able to apply include:
- Habitual traffic violators (HTVs)
- OWI/DUI suspended drivers
- Drivers with multiple unpaid ticket suspensions
Drivers with a specialized permit must carry proof of liability insurance along with a copy of the court order granting the permit and stating the specialized terms. The court can order a number of driving restrictions, including:
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- Permissible driving hours
- Permissible range from home and routes of travel
A specialized driving permit can ease the burden on anyone who needs to commute to work or school or must run errands to care for their family. Consult a criminal defense lawyer in Indiana to see if you qualify.
Get reliable advice on specialized driving permits from an experienced Fort Wayne attorney
If you’ve had your driver’s license suspended, you may be able to get your driving privileges restored with certain restrictions. The Law Offices of Ryan E. Lackey can evaluate your eligibility and help you apply for a specialized driving permit. Calls us today at 260-209-1666 or contact our Fort Wayne office online.