03.17.2014

If My Driver’s License Is Suspended, Can I Get a License To Drive To Work?

Jody from Clarks Summit has a suspended license and asks, can he qualify for an occupational license? PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, does provide licenses for people to go to and from work, but they’re very restricted.
If your license was suspended as a result of a DUI or a drug possession offense, you’re not going to qualify for an occupational license. And, the penalties for driving suspended are very serious. It will result in another 12-month suspension of your driving privileges and, if it was DUI-suspended, a mandatory minimum of 90 days in jail.
So, while an occupational license exists, it does not provide a lot of opportunity for people to go to and from work if their license was suspended for drunk driving.
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