Losing your license is a common consequence of getting a DUI in Pennsylvania, and as you know, it can be a great inconvenience. You may have to wait several months to get your license back, but it is not possible to put your life on hold. At the Marinaro Law, we frequently assist those with suspended licenses in ways to get transportation safely and legally.
After your license is suspended, you might feel lost, confused and angry. You still have a job, or you might be trying to finish your education. You and your children have doctors’ appointments and you need to provide for your family. How are you supposed to get everything accomplished without a license? You can only rely on the generosity of friends and family for so long. You might not even have someone to ask for a ride. Public transportation may not be available in your area, or you might get off work after buses have stopped running. You might not be able to afford calling a taxi or an Uber every time you need to go somewhere.
These situations are what the occupational limited license is for, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Also known as a hardship license, this temporary license is granted by the court and allows you the privilege of driving to work, school or medical appointments.
The terms regulating an OLL can be complex, which is why it is important to understand your limitations if you are approved for one. Our DUI defense page explains more about the levels of charges you face for a first offense and subsequent charges, as well as other issues.