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Specialized Driving Privileges in Indiana

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2018 | Drunk Driving |

Court-Ordered Driver’s License Suspensions in Wayne County

Under Indiana Code 9-30-16-3 and 9-30-16-3.5, a court may allow certain individuals who are convicted of an offense involving a motor vehicle to receive a stay of suspension of their driving privileges by granting them a “specialized driving privilege.”

BMV-Issued License Suspensions in Richmond

Additionally, under I.C. 9-30-16-4, individuals whose driving privileges have been suspended by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) may petition the court for an order granting them a specialized driving privilege. Petitions for a specialized driving privilege resulting from a BMV suspension must meet certain requirements and be served upon the BMV and the county prosecutor.

Where to File for a Specialized Driving Privilege

Petitions for a specialized driving privilege are filed in the county in which the individual lives, if he or she is an Indiana resident. If the individual is no longer an Indiana resident, but was a resident at the time of his or her driver’s license suspension, then the individual must file the petition in the county in which he or she received the most recent Indiana moving violation judgment against him or her.

An individual must file a petition for a specialized driving privilege in the same court that issued the driver’s license suspension; if multiple courts issued orders of suspension, then the individual must file a petition in each court that ordered a suspension.

Conditions for Maintaining a Specialized Driving Privilege

If a court grants an individual a specialized driving privilege, he or she must comply with any conditions required by the court, such as maintaining proof of insurance and carrying a copy of the order granting specialized driving privileges at all times.

There may be additional conditions that a court places on a specialized driving privilege, such as installation of an ignition interlock device on any vehicles that the individual drives.

When You Are Not Eligible for a Specialized Driving Privilege

Certain individuals do not qualify for specialized driving privileges in the state of Indiana, including, but not limited to, the following:

· Individuals who refused to submit to chemical testing under I.C. 9-30-6 or 7

· Individuals who have previously been granted specialized driving privileges and have multiple convictions for knowingly or intentionally violating condition imposed regarding the issuance of specialized driving privilege under I.C. 9-30-16.5

Contact Your Richmond Driver’s License Lawyer to Get Your License Back Today

Getting a specialized driving privilege can be essential to keeping your job, supporting your family, and transporting your children to school, doctor’s appointments, and other activities. Contact Arnold Law Office today at 765-962-3344 or 866-958-5995 to schedule an appointment to meet with Jeffrey T. Arnold about your case.