Restricted License Attorneys

Limited Driving Privileges

After a driver’s license suspension, a driver may apply for a restricted license which gives him or her limited driving privileges. An Orange County DUI attorney can assist a driver in getting a restricted license so he or she can drive to and from work, school and any DUI programs. In order to be approved for a restricted license, the driver must provide specific information to the DMV. Working with an attorney is a way to ensure that the driver has the greatest opportunity of obtaining limited driving privileges.

The Orange County DUI attorneys and lawyers at Coffey & Coffey are experienced in helping clients obtain restricted licenses after a DUI conviction. Upon a first DUI conviction, an individual may apply for a restricted license after 30 days have passed. Obtaining limited driving privileges after multiple offenses, or after a commercial DUI conviction, is exceedingly difficult. However, an Orange County DUI lawyer at Coffey & Coffey may be able to help in these situations as well. Particularly when our lawyers are involved early on, we can help you plan for applying for a restricted license and can help ensure that you meet the requirements for approval.

At Coffey & Coffey, our DUI lawyers and attorneys take on cases throughout Orange County, including Newport Beach, Westminster, Santa Ana, Laguna Niguel and Fullerton.

Orange County DUI Convictions and Limited Driving Privileges

For a first Orange County DUI conviction, your license may be restricted for 120 days. After the first 30 days of the suspension have passed, you may apply for limited driving privileges. In order to qualify for a restricted license, you must provide your local DMV office with the following:

  • Payment for re-issuance fee
  • Proof of enrollment in DUI school
  • Proof of insurance (SR-22 form – filed by your insurance company to prove that you have auto insurance liability coverage)

For a second Orange County DUI conviction, your license may be suspended for a minimum term of 2 years. Only after 1 year has passed can you apply for a restricted license, and the qualification requirements are harder to meet. In addition to the above mentioned requirements for a first Orange County DIU conviction, you will need to show proof of enrollment in an 18 month DUI program, having completed the majority of the program.

Contact an Orange County restricted license attorney at Coffey & Coffey to see how we can help you get limited driving privileges!