Limited Driving Privilege/Hardship

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The Missouri Department of Revenue is responsible for issuing driver’s licenses in the State of Missouri.  It is also responsible for taking licenses away.  When drivers accumulate two DWI-related convictions within five years, it will issue a 5-year license denial, and when drivers accumulate three DWI-related convictions, it will issue a 10-year denial.  That can feel like a lifetime, particularly for those who need to drive to work.  Fortunately, the law allows eligible individuals to petition the circuit court to obtain a limited driving privilege, otherwise known as a hardship.  Limited driving privileges allow individuals to drive for various purposes, most notably for work or school purposes and medical treatment.

After filing the petition for limited driving privileges, there is a court hearing and a judge will determine whether to grant or deny the privileges.  The Lowry Law Firm’s limited driving privilege attorneys handle several petitions for limited driving privileges each year and understand clients will likely be nervous standing in front of a judge.  Therefore, they take steps to have clients prepared for their court dates to alleviate as much of the nervousness as possible.  From their extensive limited driving privilege experience, they also know what evidence to present.

If you have a driver’s license denial, contact The Lowry Law Firm’s limited driving privilege lawyers immediately to discuss your hardship eligibility.  They will be able to determine your eligibility not only for limited driving privileges, but also, for license reinstatement.

The Lowry Law Firm’s limited driving privilege attorneys handle petitions for limited driving privileges in the following counties:

  • Franklin County
  • Jefferson County
  • St. Francois County
  • Ste. Genevieve County
  • St. Louis County
  • Washington County