Reinstating your license after suspension can be a frustrating process. Although you may not think you need a lawyer, having an experienced attorney to guide you through reinstatement gives you the best chance of regaining your driving privileges.
Your driving privileges are essential to take care of yourself, your family, and other everyday needs. The Indiana license reinstatement lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin understand the processes involved in license reinstatement, and we’re ready to help you get back behind the wheel. Call us 24/7 at (812) 232-2000 or fill out a free consultation form.
New Indiana Law Allows Specialized Driving Privileges
In 2015, Indiana replaced its Hardship and Probationary License with Specialized Driving Privileges (SDP) [IN Code § 9-30-16-3]. SDP appeals to a wider pool of drivers who may not have been eligible for hardship and probationary licenses. Under the updated law, qualifying candidates can petition for restricted driving privileges in court. These may require the use of ignition interlock (breathalyzer) or limit your driving hours and locations to only include certain situations, such as:
- Driving to and from work
- Driving children to and from daycare or school
- Driving to doctors’ appointments
- Driving to court-related appointments
Since eligibility to petition for SDP does not guarantee license reinstatement, it’s important to take steps to file the strongest petition possible. We understand that your driving privileges are essential to performing daily tasks. The experienced license reinstatement attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here to help you through every step of the process.
Eligibility for Indiana Specialized Driving Privileges
Indiana’s new law broadens the scope of those eligible for reinstatement. If your license has been suspended, you are eligible to petition for specialized driving privileges unless:
- You’ve never had a valid Indiana driver’s license.
- You have a commercial driver’s license.
- You were suspended for refusing a breathalyzer or other chemical test for DUI/OWI.
- You were convicted of an offense that caused the death of another driver.
- You have been granted SDP previously but violated the terms of your conditions.
If you think you may be eligible to petition for specialized driving privileges, contact us today. Having a skilled legal team represent your case can make all the difference in getting your license reinstated.
Get Experience on Your Side
If your license was suspended, you’re probably eager to get back behind the wheel, and the Indiana license reinstatement lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here to help. With more than 30 years of experience helping people throughout Indiana, our law firm is ready to fight for your rights. Contact us 24/7 at (800) 477-7315 or complete a free consultation. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Let us help you get back on the road.