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Get back to work with an occupational limited license

On Behalf of | Oct 8, 2019 | DUI

If you are a driver in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, who lost your license or may lose your license due to a DUI charge, you may be eligible for an occupational limited license. Pennsylvania issues OLLs in some cases where a qualified driver needs to operate a car or motorcycle to get to work, school and/or medical appointments. This type of license may place severe restrictions on when and where you can drive, but it allows you to continue working, studying and moving forward with your life.

Receiving an OLL may be a complex process. There are many requirements regarding the violation or violations you may have committed. You may need representation during the administration hearing that the process requires.

You may need an ignition interlock device

If your case involves DUI, you may have to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. These devices require you to blow into a breathalyzer every time you start your vehicle. You must typically install this device at your own expense by taking it to a qualified shop.

You must be a resident of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania law stipulates that only residents of Pennsylvania who have previously held a driver’s license are eligible to receive an OLL. An OLL cannot be a first license for someone who has offended prior to receiving a valid regular license.

An OLL is a non-commercial license

While an OLL may permit you to drive to work, it is not a commercial license. Pennsylvania will not issue an OLL for a commercial license classification such as a CDL for large trucks, hazardous materials, commercial passengers, school buses and the like.

Obtaining an OLL is an involved process and the license carries significant restrictions. However, it can be a useful alternative to not being able to drive at all to work, go to school or make it to medical appointments.

Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Defense: Law, Tactics, and Procedure | by Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. | Revere Legal Publishers