Can I get a work permit after a DUI? 34 Answers as of May 30, 2013

Can I still get work permit even after DUI? Will DUI affect my chances of obtaining a work permit?

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Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC | Jacob Peter Sartz IV
If you need specific legal advice for your particular circumstances, I encourage you to privately consult with a lawyer. If you are charged with an offense and cannot afford to pay for your own defense, the court may appoint you an attorney payable at the public's expense. You have a right to counsel. It depends on the conditions of your permit program.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/20/2012
The Short Law Group, P.C.
The Short Law Group, P.C. | Shawn Kollie
In Oregon you may be eligible for a Hardship/Probationary permit during your suspension for a DUI. The factors depend on the number of prior convictions, as well as Implied Consent Rules. Contact a DUI Lawyer to discuss how we can help you to drive to and from work or to and from treatment.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 4/20/2012
The Jordan Law Firm
The Jordan Law Firm | John Paul Jordan
You can get a work permit after a DUI, but it will affect your chances of it depending on the your prior convictions and past history. In addition, the severity of the charges with the DUI can impact you receiving a work permit.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Replied: 4/10/2012
Law Office of Phillip Weiser
Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
Under some circumstances, a work permit could be available. You must apply to the Driver Control Bureau to determine if your case will be permitted.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 4/9/2012
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
you probably can get a work permit, in Illinois, after getting a DUI, however, you must get supervision or a dismissal on the DUI, and complete a drug and alcohol evaluation and remedial education course, and attend any counselling as proscribed by the evaluator. You will also be required to install a BAID machine in your vehicle, which will register any trace of alcohol in your system, and disable the car if you have had any alcohol. Note, if revoked after a straight conviction for the DUI case in chief, your chance of getting any kind of relief diminishes greatly.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/9/2012
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    I know of no reason that you would not be able to obtain a work permit based on a DUI conviction. If you are asking whether you can receive a permit to drive to work and home following a DUI conviction or a suspension based on a DUI arrest, when your driving license is suspended, the anwer is no. If your license is suspended you are not allowed to drive for any reason.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 4/9/2012
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    I would have to know more about your DUI. If it is a commercial license "no". If it is your first time conviction, you may be eligible AFTER a 30 day suspension. If you refused to submit to a breath test, then "no". If you have had multiple DUIs, No. To best determine your situation, hire an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 4/9/2012
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
    A work permit (limited license) is available to people convicted of DUI. Minnesota has recently adopted an "ignition interlock" program that dictates conditions upon which a person convicted of DUI can legally drive following either an "implied consent license revocation" or a license revocation associated with a DUI conviction. The rules differ depending upon various factors including prior offenses or alcohol related license revocations. It is not feasible to answer your question fully without knowing your particular circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    Normally on a first offense you get an interlock to drive. On a second or subsequent you have to wait at least 45 days. DMV used to issue work permit on all first, but none after that.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Glass Defense Firm
    Glass Defense Firm | Jason M. Glass
    There are no work permits in WV.
    Answer Applies to: West Virginia
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Larry K. Dunn & Associates | Larry K. Dunn
    A hardship or work license is usually available after having served one half of the 90 day revocation period imposed for a first dui. There is no work license available for the first 45 days.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Law Office of Jared Altman
    Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
    Shouldn't matter at all.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    I do not know what you mean by a "work permit" or who would issue it but the DWI itself might not prohibit it unless you have to drive for that permit. Your attorney will be more familiar with your DWI case and can advise you on this. If you do not have an attorney you should retain one to handle the case since a DWI conviction can hurt your chances of getting a good job and cost $10,000 a tear in insurance.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    If you are a citizen then you do not need a permit to work, If you are an immigrant without a green card or a work permit you should call an immigration attorney and ask them this question.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    San Diego DUI Law Center
    San Diego DUI Law Center | Rick Mueller
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/30/2013
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Work permit, as in immigration, etc? Maybe. You'll find out when you apply, and then can try to appeal if denied. Work permit, as in restricted driver's license after your license is automatically suspended by DMV? Yes, after some period of actual suspension. Of course you can fight the criminal charges. When arrested or charged with any crime, the proper questions are, can any evidence obtained in a test, search or confession be used against you, can you be convicted, and what can you do? Raise all appropriate defenses with whatever witnesses, evidence and sympathies are available for legal arguments, for evidence suppression or other motions, or for trial. If you don't know how to represent yourself effectively against an experienced prosecutor intending to convict, then hire an attorney that does, who will try to get a dismissal, diversion program, charge reduction, or other decent outcome through plea bargain, or take it to trial if appropriate. A little free advice: When arrested for DUI, whether alcohol or drugs, then upon release from jail or booking the defendant is given documents that include a notice that you have only ten days to file a request with DMV for a hearing on an appeal of an automatic suspension of your license imposed by DMV. That is separate and runs consecutively with any suspension that may be imposed by the court. Contact DMV and do so, timely, then appear at your scheduled DMV appeal hearing and present any supporting evidence and testimony. If you don't know how to do these things effectively, then hire an attorney that does.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Law Offices of Matthew Murillo
    Law Offices of Matthew Murillo | Matthew Murillo
    You can probably get a work permit after a DUI conviction since being able to work, doesn't necessarily require being able to drive. The problem is whether you will be able to find a job after a DUI conviction. Depending on how old you are, you may be facing a tough road (even if your not under age). If you are underage, it will be tougher.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Law Office of Gregory Crain | Gregory Crain
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 5/30/2013
    VANJOHNSON LAW FIRM, LLC
    VANJOHNSON LAW FIRM, LLC | Anthony Overton Van Johnson
    Upon a first DUI (assuming you have a Georgia driver's license), you may be entitled to obtain a limited permit to drive.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Germaine & Blaszka, P.A.
    Germaine & Blaszka, P.A. | Donald L. Blaszka, Jr.
    In NH, a work permit is not available for a NH DWI conviction and suspension. You must wait the required period of time and complete any and all requirements of your sentence in order to get your driver's license or privileges restored.
    Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    There is no rule set in stone. That's why you ought to consult a DUI specialist about how not to get convicted of a DUI in the first place.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    You can get a driving permit to go back and forth to work after a DUI, if it is your first DUI, and you did not refuse the breathalyzer and miss the ten day date.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Meadows & Howell, LLC
    Meadows & Howell, LLC | Brad Howell
    The State of Alabama does not issue work permits for individuals who have had their licenses suspended due to a DUI or similar charge. If you want to have your license reinstated, then you will need to send a reinstatement request to the Department of Public Safety.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 4/5/2012
    Law Offices of Kate Mesic, PA
    Law Offices of Kate Mesic, PA | Kate L. Mesic
    Assuming you are talking about a driver license. This depends on if this is your first DUI or higher. You may be eligible for hardship reinstatement, once all conditions of probation are complete, such as DUI school, and you have an ignition interlock device installed.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 4/6/2012
    Pingelton Law Firm | Dan Pingelton
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 5/30/2013
    Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law
    Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law | Mark Thiessen
    Depends on your priors. But if it's a first or second then you are entitled to an Occupational or Restricted Drivers License.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 4/5/2012
    John Segelbaum, P.S.
    John Segelbaum, P.S. | John Segelbaum
    No. But you will need an ignition inter lock license.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 4/5/2012
    Gutin and Wolverton
    Gutin and Wolverton | Harley Gutin
    If your first DUI you are eligible for a work permit.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 4/5/2012
    Healan Law Offices
    Healan Law Offices | William D. Healan, III
    If it is a first DUI, you are over 21, and it is an alcohol based DUI, you should be eligible for a work permit if you have a Georgia license.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 4/5/2012
    Russman Law
    Russman Law | Ryan Russman
    NH does not have any work drivers lic.
    Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
    Replied: 4/5/2012
    The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin | Harold L. Wallin
    If you are a first offender, you can obtain a Monitored Device Driving Permit (MDDP) which allows you to drive with a breath interlock device on your car. You can get a work exemption to drive a company-owned car without the breath device for limited hours. If you have been convicted of a DUI and have been revoked, when you are eligible, you can apply for a Restricted Driving Permit for work through the Secretary of State.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 4/5/2012
    Culp , Doran , Seidlin & Genest | Michael Culp
    Yes, in the State of Iowa you can get a temporary restricted license.
    Answer Applies to: Iowa
    Replied: 4/5/2012
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