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Lake County Indiana Driver's License Lawyer

Hardship License & Specialized Driving Privileges Attorney Serving Northwest Indiana


When Your Past Impacts Your Ability to Drive


Everyone makes a mistake from time to time. The thing is, with most people, that mistake is simply a bad choice from which they can learn and move on. However, when your mistake involves your driver’s license, you could be looking at long-term implications that can have serious real-world consequences.

If you have lost your driver’s license (whether permanently or temporarily) or otherwise suffered some adverse consequence in terms of your ability to lawfully operate a vehicle, we can help you. We offer a number of services related to driver’s license issues.


Driver’s License Rehabilitation

Was your driver’s license impacted because you made a mistake? Sometimes, the consequences are enforced for a period of time—for example, you may have your license suspended for a certain number of days. Other times, the law imposes the requirement that you fulfill certain requirements.

Satisfying these requirements in order to have your driving privileges reinstated is a process known as “driver’s license rehabilitation”. In Indiana, the process of rehabilitating your driver’s license can vary depending on the circumstance; however, it will pretty much always include paying any outstanding fines or a judgment that was entered against you.

Beyond that, we can help you understand exactly what it is you need to do. What’s more, we can help facilitate the process and make sure you are able to get back on the road in as little time as possible. In some cases, we may even file something in the courts, particularly in situations where your driver’s license was suspended as a result of a questionable ruling.


Driver’s License Suspension

Sometimes, you may be facing the prospect of having your driver’s license suspended. This can have results that range from being a minor inconvenience to something that can alter the course of your life. Particularly if you live in an area where driving is a necessity in order to reach your place of employment, shop for groceries, and so on, having your driver’s license suspended can be a real problem.

If you have been charged with a crime that carries with it the possibility of a driver’s license suspension, we can help. From zealously advocating for you at trial to negotiating a plea to a lesser offense, we are well-versed in the steps of the driver’s license suspension process.

We can help you. Many of our clients have been able to obtain favorable outcomes such as a shortened suspension period—or even no suspension at all. So, don’t take the chance that you’ll lose your ability to drive. Call us today, and let us help you move on with your life.


Specialized Driver’s License / Hardship License

A newer law now makes it possible for the court that imposed the driver's license suspension to allow the offending party the ability to drive under certain circumstances.

Although specialized driving privileges are not nearly as broad as those conveyed by a normal driver’s license, the arrangement is certainly an improvement over not being able to drive at all. After petitioning the court for specialized driving privileges, you may be able to have your suspension modified.

Specialized driving privileges may limit you to driving only at certain times or under certain conditions. However, a specialized driver’s license could be just what you need in order to get to and from work, make necessary trips to the grocery store, and so on.

We can help you with this process. If you have had your driver’s license suspended, come talk with us. We know the ins and outs of the law, and we can ask the court to allow you to have a specialized driver’s license.


Driving Record Cleanup

Sad to say, but sometimes your driving record can follow you around for years after the fact. Long after you have paid your debt for your mistake, the record of your transgression can remain. This can impact things like the amount you pay for auto insurance, your ability to hold certain jobs, and other things.

If you have a mark on your driving record, you don’t have to just shrug and bear it. In fact, in many cases, the law allows for a process to clean your driving record up. This means that the record of all those mistakes can be alleviated or even eliminated altogether.

If you have made a mistake, don’t just accept that it will be there for the rest of your life. We can explain the process to you, answer any questions you may have, and lay out your options. 

Contact A Driver's License Lawyer For Help

Do you need the help of a driver's license lawyer? Contact The Law Offices of Paul M. Namie, LLC for help. We offer free consultations and case reviews to evaluate your case. We have years of professional legal experience serving clients within driver's license law and other legal matters. Please schedule an appointment by  a contacting our law firm - we serve clients throughout Northwest Indiana.

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