You May Be Eligible For A Hardship License

If you have lost your license because of a drunk driving conviction or because you have been convicted of a drug crime, you may be eligible for a hardship or "cinderella" license. If your license is currently suspended for one of those reasons, it is important for you to call a Salem criminal defense attorney today. Having the right attorney can make a big difference in helping get you back on the road.

If you have received what is known as a "24D" disposition on your oui / dwi / drunk-driving case, you will be potentially eligible for a hardship license almost immediately after your case is resolved in court. If you have been convicted of a second offense OUI, you may be eligible for a hardship license after 1 year. If you have a third offense OUI conviction, you may be elgibile for a hardship license after 2 years. Longer periods apply if you have been convicted more than three times.

If you have been convicted of a drug crime, you may be eligible for a hardship license after you have served half of the period of your license suspension. So, for example, if you have been convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, your license will likely have been suspended for 2 years. You would then be potentially eligible for a hardship license after 1 year.

Just because you are eligible for a hardship license, the RMV is not required to give you one. There are very specific criteria that they use to determine whether or not to issue a hardship license. An experienced attorney will know what the RMV is looking for and will know how to present your case in a compelling and effective manner. This can make the difference between having your application for a hardship license approved instead of rejected.

Because of my experience in these cases, I believe that I am uniquely qualified to help you obtain the best possible result to provide you with all of the information that you need in order to make good decisions on how to handle your case.

Contact Salem criminal defense lawyer Kevin Prendergast of KRP Law Office, LLC today for help in obtaining a hardship license.

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