If my Driver’s License has been suspended because of a DUI, Can I Obtain a Special Permit to Drive?
If your driver’s license has been suspended, you may be able to obtain a special ignition interlock restricted drivers license (SIIRDL). A SIIRDL may be granted under certain circumstances and would allow you to drive to and from your place of employment, to the probation department, to medical appointments and to treatment programs. To qualify for a SIIRDL, a person must meet the following requirements: (1) Install an ignition interlock device on his/her vehicle and provide proof of installation; (2) Comply with and submit proof of completion of mandatory alcohol treatment programs; (3) Not have any additional withdrawal actions pending on his/her record; (4) Submit proof to Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) of future financial responsibility; (5) Contact ADOT to verify eligibility; (6) Complete at least ninety (90) days of the suspension period mandated; and (7) Pay all required fees.
If you are caught driving on a suspended license without a SIIRDL, you may face additional penalties such as fines, jail time, vehicle impoundment, and an additional suspension of your license. Additionally, if you are on probation for DUI and caught driving with a suspended license, you may receive additional jail time for violating your probation.
Therefore, if your driver’s license has been suspended because of a DUI and you need to drive, contact a Phoenix DUI attorney at the DUI Law Office Oracle Law Group Office P.C. to determine whether you qualify for a SIIRDL.