How Do You Apply for a Restricted License?
If this is your first DUI offense, you may still be able to drive with limited privileges after a conviction (or losing a DMV hearing). You can apply for a restricted driver's license with the California DMV, but this petition is separate from your DMV hearing.
First, you will need to request a 1 st DUI offender treatment list from the DMV, also known as form AB 541. After this, register for the required treatment enrollment and pay all associated fees. Be sure to send the DMV proof of your enrollment. Another thing you may have to obtain and submit is a letter from your employer explaining to the judge why you need a restricted license.
You will also have to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your vehicle and obtain a copy of the installation paperwork to submit to the DMV. Wait 30 days after you send the DMV and court this information, and you can then petition for a restricted license. Gold & Witham is here to help you get all the necessary paperwork in order to get restricted driving privileges. Call us today to learn more.