Having your license suspended can significantly impact your daily life. It may make it more difficult to get to school, work, doctor’s appointments, and other important places on time. However, you may qualify for a special type of driving permit that allows you to operate your vehicle only at certain times and for certain purposes, such as traveling back and forth to your job. Here’s what you should know.
What Is a Temporary Hardship Driver’s License?
A temporary hardship driver’s license, also called a limited driving permit, may be available for some Georgia residents after their license has been suspended due a traffic charge or accumulating too many points against a person’s state driver’s license.
A temporary hardship license can allow a Georgia resident to drive themselves to and from work without having to rely on public transportation that is often late or unreliable. You may be able to obtain a limited permit that allows you to travel to other places as well, if you can show that you have a significant need and other transportation options aren’t available. For example, if you have a chronic medical condition that requires you to go to the doctor frequently, you can petition to add these locations and times to your amended driving privileges.
Who Is Eligible for a Temporary Hardship License?
The reason your driver’s license was suspended plays a role in whether or not you can obtain a temporary hardship license. For example, if your license was suspended due to missing a court appearance, you may not have difficulty being granted a limited driving permit. However, if your license was suspended for another reason relating to serious traffic violations, such as multiple drunk driving arrests, the DDS may decide that it’s not in the best interest of public safety to allow you to drive.
How Do I Apply for a Hardship License?
You can apply for a hardship license after your driver’s license has been suspended by submitting an application form to your local DDS branch. You can also mail your application or apply over the phone. The cost to apply is $25.
Do I Need to Contact a Georgia Traffic Ticket Attorney?
Was your Georgia driver’s license suspended? You deserve to have your driving privileges; don’t hesitate to take action to get legal help applying for a limited permit. Call The Kimbrel Law Firm now for more information at (770) 349-9219.