If your license has been suspended, you can petition the Court for an Occupational License for you. Generally a license suspension is caused a variety of reasons. Some of the most common are points on your license, unpaid tickets, a DWI/DUI charge, and a possession of marijuana conviction.
If you continue to drive while your license is suspended, you can get arrested again for Driving While License Invalid. Judges and prosecutors hate this criminal charge. It can be time consuming for the Court, the prosecutor, and can leave you in the impossible situation of not being able to drive and not being able to get back on your feet.
During a license suspension, you are legally prohibited from driving a motor vehicle. A petition for an occupational license is a request to the Court to allow you to drive to and from school, work, and for necessities of life. A person with an occupational license must follow strict requirements. Some general restrictions are which hours of the day you may drive, how any hours you may drive, and even keeping of a log book including locations, dates and times which you have driven. The court may authorize you to drive for between 4 to 12 hours a day with an occupational license. However, the Court may permit you to drive fewer than four hours a day under the specific facts of your case.
Let’s get started on your Petition today. You need to be driving again to get back and forth from work, pick up your kids from school, and run household errands.