Indiana eliminated the old "hardship license" statute and replaced it with "Specialized Driving Privileges" which makes a limited license available to many people with a suspended license. There are only a few circumstances that will keep someone from being eligible to petition for specialized driving privileges. If you want to drive after being suspended, you are encouraged to contact Collins & Associates Law Office as soon as possible!
Too often a suspended driver's license prevents someone them from getting to work. In the past, Indiana's laws allowed individuals with a suspended license to petition for a hardship license. Often, that can be fixed with Specialized Driving Privileges.
Indiana drivers whose licenses were suspended by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or a court have often the ability to request that their driving privileges be reinstated. with specialized driving privileges.
In order to obtain these privileges, the driver must petition the court. The petition is required to:
Your eligibility to petition for specialized driving privileges does not guarantee that privileges will be granted. You will be required to go through a hearing in front of the judge to determine your eligibility. If the privileges are granted, the judge will also the nature and extent of your privileges.
Indiana Code 9-30-16-1 provides that the following drivers may NOT petition the court for specialized driving privileges:
You may be permitted travel to and from work and only during the course of employment. The judge may allow travel to medical appointments, parenting time exchange locations and mental health or other forms of counseling. The judge will have broad discretion, and the court may allow travel to other locations
By law, Indiana specialized driving privileges MUST last for at least 180 days. If you currently have a suspended license, it is important that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible about any potential specialized driving privileges you might receive. An attorney, such as Collins & Associates, can advise you and file your petition. Contact Collins & Associates to for a free consultation. Call 812-475-1234 or email the office today!