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Phoenix Hardship License Attorney

If someone has lost their driving privileges in Arizona, it is understandable that this could cause serious issues in the person’s life. After all, our vehicles are often our lifelines to get to and from work, school, the store, and more. At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, we are here to help if you have lost your driving privileges and need assistance getting a hardship license. Let our Phoenix hardship license attorneys get to work investigating your case so we can get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Why Choose Nunez Law Firm, PLLC For This Case?

When you need to get a hardship license so you can take care of yourself and your family, turn to the trusted team at the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC for help.

  • We have more than 20 years of experience helping clients navigate complicated legal issues such as Phoenix hardship licenses.
  • We are devoted to being honest partners with you throughout your case, and we promise to counsel you and ensure you understand all possible outcomes for your situation.
  • We believe that everybody has the right to skilled legal representation, especially when it comes to matters that pertain to their livelihood.

Why You Need An Attorney

Obtaining a hardship license in Phoenix can be complicated, particularly when you are already dealing with the consequences of a DUI. A Phoenix hardship license lawyer will have the knowledge and expertise to work with the appropriate agencies to ensure you get back on the roadway. While this may be the first time you have had to go through something like this, you can count on having an attorney who has helped many clients in this same situation.

What Is A Hardship License?

A hardship license gives restricted driving privileges to those who have otherwise had their driver’s license suspended or revoked. Arizona has harsh penalties for those arrested or convicted of driving under the influence. Among other penalties, a DUI arrest or conviction in Phoenix will result in a driver’s license suspension. This can present significant problems for those who have to drive to work, school, medical appointments, etc. If a person needs a license to perform essential activities, they may be able to obtain a hardship license.

Generally, those who have been convicted of first-time DUI offenses or those who are facing implied consent suspensions (did not submit to a breath or chemical analysis) are eligible for a hardship license and will receive this information in the mail. However, getting a hardship license is not automatic, and you should consult with a Phoenix criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

How Do I Qualify For A Hardship License in Arizona?

There are various criteria that a person must meet in order to qualify for a hardship license in Arizona. First, in order to qualify for a hardship license, you must show that you did not injure anybody during the course of events that led to the DUI. You must also not have any prior DUI’s from the last five years, prove that not having a driver’s license will present a hardship, and show that you need the license to support yourself and your family.

If you meet the criteria, you can apply for a restricted license. Restricted licenses are usually granted for 60 day periods and permit a person to drive to and from school, work, and medical appointments. A person seeking a hardship license will need to complete an alcohol screening. This screening does not involve testing but does require a person to answer a series of questions.

  • If a person has only one DUI within the last seven years, they will generally be eligible for a hardship license after 30 days of no driving.
  • If a person has a prior administrative per se license suspension or a prior DUI conviction within the last seven years, they will generally not be eligible for a restricted license.
  • If a license is suspended based on implied consent laws because a person failed to take a breathalyzer or chemical test, they will be eligible for a restricted license only after they have not driven for 90 days.

Contact Us For A Consultation Of Your Case

If you or somebody you love is facing a license suspension and need help getting a hardship license in Phoenix, contact the team at the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC as soon as possible. We are going to conduct a full investigation into the case so we can get you back on the road legally. Contact our Phoenix hardship license attorneys to schedule a free case review, call our law firm at (602) 500-0000.