Rancho Cucamonga, CA asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for California

Q: How can i get a hardship drivers license or some kind of restricted license to work if i have never had one?

my privilege to drive has been suspended for 21 years by dmv for a second dui despite i paid for my crime in jail and through fines etc. I'm in the classes dmv wants but i need something to be able to drive now . i'm desperate im the only one providing for my family due to covid. I work graveyard so public trans. is not an option. I have two sick family members i have to take care of . Is there a way ? thank you

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David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ventura, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I am sorry that you were going through this. In general they will not you apply for it driver's licence until you complete the dui class. You can call or go to your nearest driver safety office which is part of the DMV and ask them if there's anything you can do.

Good luck.

Alison Lee Bermant
Alison Lee Bermant
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Truckee, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Did you mean two years for a second DUI? If so you can most likely install and ignition interlock device on your car and with SR-22 insurance and proof of enrollment in the DUI class, as long as your case wasn't deemed a refusal you will be able to get a restricted license. IID installation is the only option for restricted driving on a second offense DUI.

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You should call Mandatory Actions (1.916.657.6525) they should be able to tell you whether you are eligible for any sort of license, although in my experience you will likely be unable to get a license until you complete the program.

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