If you are a first offender, there is specific documentation the RMV will need before they consider granting you a hardship license. You must submit a request to the Registry of Motor Vehicles with evidence showing you need a license for work or other applicable reasons with the additional required documentation. Keep in mind that there is a three-day waiting period after you are sentenced. If you have a prior disposition you might need to install an ignition interlock device.
Depending upon the amount of offenses you have and the length of time you lose your license for varies. The variation doesn't end there the duration you are able to have a hardship license and under what circumstances you can apply varies as well. The specific facts relating to your case is what triggers different penalties and different eligibility requirements.The intricate detail assigned to determining whether or not you have a disposition that counts as a prior offense is also difficult to decipher. Call Attorney Joseph D. Bernard to evaluate your options and to see whether or not you qualify for a hardship license. Your consultation and initial case assessment are free.
Should you receive an unfavorable determination upon your application for a hardship, you can appeal the decision in front of the Board. This would consist of filing an appeal form, and remit payment in the amount of fifty dollars within ten days from receipt of the decision. Your hearing date will be set.
If you have multiple OUI convictions, please keep in mind that the board is extremely focused on driver safety and recovery. Be ready to answer questions relating to your length of sobriety, class attendance, sponsors, etc. Be open and ready to answer questions like these, because the answers will be taken into consideration in determining your eligibility.
The board reserves the right to make recommendations that need to be fulfilled prior to you being deemed eligible for reinstatement or for a hardship license. You do have the ability to further appeal the unfavorable decision by filing a motion for rehearing or reconsideration within ten dates of this decision.