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California Restricted License & DUIs

Most criminal convictions will result in criminal penalties, but did you know that certain acts could result in civil penalties in addition to criminal penalties? In fact, those convicted of first-time driving under the influence (DUI) charges could lose their California drivers’ licenses for up to six months. However, restricted drivers’ licenses can help those convicted of DUI charges get back on the road.

California Restricted Driver’s License

Someone convicted of a first-time DUI may be able to get a California restricted driver’s license. A restricted license is not like a regular driver’s license in that a regular license allows a holder to drive anywhere they want. However, a restricted license, unsurprisingly, restricts the holder’s driving privileges.

A restricted driver can only go to predetermined locals such as:

  • School;
  • Work; and
  • Places of worship.

As you can see, a restricted license can greatly benefit commuters and off-campus students. Unfortunately, not every DUI convict can obtain a restricted license.

Get Help Applying for a Restricted License

Those hoping to apply for a restricted license should talk to an experienced license restoration attorney before filling out the paperwork because potential candidates must meet certain conditions before applying.

Some of the conditions include: 

  • Enrolling in a licensed DUI First Offender program;
  • Filing proof of financial responsibility; and
  • Waiting until the end of the mandatory 30-day suspension before applying.

As you can see, applying for a restricted license isn’t as easy as you might imagine. If you or a loved one want to know if you qualify for a restricted license, contact Mark Raymond McDonald now.

Call (909) 443-1599 now for a free consultation concerning a restricted license.