Violating traffic laws can lead to having your driver’s license revoked. This can prove difficult in the long run, leaving you struggling to complete simple everyday tasks that require a vehicle. You might be unable to get to work, pick up your kids from school, or even make a run to the grocery store.
Fortunately, there are certain ways to get around a revoked license. Minnesota allows those who have had their license revoked or suspended to apply for a limited license so that they can attend to daily tasks.
A limited license or work permit allows someone whose license has been revoked or suspended to drive a vehicle from place to place. With a limited license, people can drive only where necessary. A driver cannot stray beyond their workplace, school, institution, doctor appointments, hospitals, grocery stores, or daycare. To go beyond these boundaries, you would need to plead your case in court, where a judge will have the final say.
Limited licenses are not available to all offenders. Only those who lost their license to a first-offense implied consent violation or a first-offense DUI where they blew below a 0.16 can apply.
You will need to wait 15 days after a license revocation or suspension to apply for a limited license. This timeframe is known as the “statutory waiting period.” Applicants must also:
In Minnesota, one must visit the Department of Public Safety to confirm that the test has been passed and the fees paid.
If your driver’s license was revoked or suspended after a DUI or traffic offense, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney to discuss all your options and answer any questions or concerns. At BK Law Group, our team of experienced attorneys can help you obtain a limited license or work permit. Contact our office today to get started.