Keeping your driving privileges when charged with a DUI
A Hardship License is only available if you refused the breathalyzer for the first time or if it is your first or second offense DUI. It is important to know that Hardship Licenses are only to be used to drive back and forth to work. If you decide to apply for a hardship license, you must have an ignition interlock device installed on your car. It is important to note that you are not guaranteed a hardship license if you apply.
What do I need to apply for a Hardship License?
To apply for a Hardship License, you must provide the following information:
- Employer’s Name
- Employer’s Address
- Employment History
- Job Description
- Work Schedule
- Your Commuting Schedule
- Your Commute Distance
- Any and All other Sources of Income
Provided you have successfully compiled these documents, the judge shall make his/her decision on whether or not to grant you a Hardship License. Having an experienced Rhode Island DUI Attorney can greatly increase your success rate in this process.
What happens after the Court grants the Hardship License?
Once your hardship license is granted, you must go to the DMV with the following:
- A copy of the Court Order granting the Hardship Provision
- Proof of SR-22 Insurance
- Proof of the Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
- Money for the associated fees
If you are charged with a Refusal and/or DUI, your best bet is to contact an Attorney who is experienced in this area of law. Attorney Archambault understands the anxiety individuals experience when facing criminal charges. Therefore, he takes the time to meet with his clients to explain the charges and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their case. Schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your case with Attorney Archambault.