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Specialized Driving Permits in Indiana

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Were you recently charged with a traffic related incident and had your driver's license suspended? Are you looking for a way to regain your driving privileges? At Arnold Terrill, P.C., our Fort Wayne criminal defense attorneys know that not being able to drive is a difficult hardship that may affect your everyday routine. Our goal is to help you regain your driving privileges, and one way we may be able to do this is with a specialized driving permit.

On January 1, 2015, a new law (IC 9-30-16) went into effect that makes it easier for you to obtain driving privileges after your driver's license has been suspended (by either the court or by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles). While individuals were once able to obtain either a hardship license or probationary license, these have been merged into one special permit.

Determine if you are eligible by speaking with us in a free consultation. Call (888) 912-7220 for yours.

Am I eligible to file?

Determining your eligibility could be difficult, but there are basic requirements that you must meet. If you never held a valid driver's license in the state of Indiana or currently have a commercial driver's license, you may not be eligible to seek the specialized driving permit. Also, if you were pulled over and refused the chemical test, it can deem you ineligible. Other reasons you may be unable to obtain a specialized driving permit include an incident in which you were convicted of a driving offense which resulted in another person's death, or if you previously had a permit and have more than one conviction.

If your suspension is a court-ordered suspension, you may file your Indiana specialized drivers permit with the judge in the county your suspension was ordered. If you are suspended by the BMV for any reason including a 5-year Habitual Traffic Violator (HTV), 10-year HTV, or a lifetime habitual traffic violator, you must file in any court in the county in which you reside.

Call Arnold Terrill, P.C. for experienced legal representation!

Reasons to retain a defense attorney for your case include:

  • Because IC 9-3-16 is a new law, it is helpful to have an attorney help you navigate through it.
  • As the petitioner, you will need to describe why you feel you should be granted a specialized driving permit and what the exact privileges are that you are seeking.
  • Your petition must be served on the bureau and the prosecuting attorney (who may be present at your hearing and argue against the terms of relief you are seeking).
  • Any relief or stay granted is at the sole discretion of the presiding judge.

For more information about a specialized driving permit and the benefits it could provide you with, contact our seasoned legal team today! We would love to put our 50+ years of combined legal experience to work for you. We are tenacious in seeking the most favorable outcome possible. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and we aim to help you get through it with confidence.

Call us at (888) 912-7220 for more information on how we can assist you.

Reasons to Work With Arnold Terrill, P.C.

  • Over 45 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • We Offer Free Consultations and Are Available 24/7
  • Vigorous defense regardless of the severity of the charge
  • We have built a reputation for being able to succeed for our clients in even the most complex cases