Driving Privileges: What You Need to Know


When you are charged with a traffic violation, the court may suspend your driver’s license. This can make it difficult to meet daily obligations, such as getting to work, taking the kids to school, or running errands. If you have had your driver’s license suspended due to a traffic ticket, you may be able to obtain a limited driving privilege (LDP). An LDP can help you get back on the road and meet your daily obligations.

What is a Limited Driving Privilege?

A limited driving privilege is a document issued by the court that allows a person to drive for specific reasons, such as going to work or school, during designated times. It is important to note that an LDP is only available for certain types of traffic violations. For example, an LDP cannot be issued for driving while impaired (DWI).

In order to obtain an LDP, you must file a motion with the court and prove that you need to be able to drive in order to meet your daily obligations. This can include proof of your work hours, school schedule, and any other necessary documentation. Once the motion is filed, the court will hold a hearing and decide if an LDP should be issued.

What Are the Requirements of an LDP?

If an LDP is issued, you must follow the specific requirements in order to maintain it. These requirements may include:

  • Completing a driver improvement program
  • Paying all fines and court costs in full
  • Obtaining a special restricted license
  • Meeting all other court-ordered conditions

These requirements vary from state to state, so it is important to be aware of the specifics in your state.

In addition, you may need to agree to certain restrictions, such as no driving after dark or only driving to and from work. It is important to note that a limited driving privilege does not completely restore your driving privileges. It is still possible for the court to revoke or suspend your driving privileges for any new violations.

How Can I Get an LDP?

Obtaining an LDP can be a complicated process, and it is important to understand the laws in your state before filing a motion. It is also important to have a comprehensive understanding of the evidence needed to prove that you need an LDP. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the process and provide guidance throughout.

At Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law, we understand the importance of driving privileges and work diligently to help our clients obtain an LDP. Our experienced traffic ticket attorneys can help you build a strong case and present it to the court. We are dedicated to helping our clients restore their driving privileges and get back on the road.

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If you have had your driver’s license suspended due to a traffic ticket, let Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law, help you restore your driving privileges. We understand the importance of getting back on the road and will work diligently to ensure your success. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.