How to Obtain a restricted driving permit or reinstatement.
In order to obtain a RDP (Restricted Driving Permit), you must prove “undue hardship” because of work, medical or educational reasons. Otherwise, you cannot apply for reinstatement before your eligibility date.
If your record reflects an alcohol/drug-related offense, you must complete the following requirements after your consultation:
- Complete an alcohol/drug evaluation by an Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASA)-licensed provider within six months prior to your hearing date. The evaluator will classify you as one of the following:
- Must complete an alcohol/drug risk education class by an OASA-licensed provider.
Moderate or Significant Risk:
- Must complete minimal risk requirements, and
- Provide proof of completion of early intervention (moderate risk) or recommended alcohol/drug treatment (significant risk) and provide continuing care status report.
- Provide proof of completion of recommended treatment and provide continuing care status report. If nondependent, a clinical examination of why dependency was ruled out must be provided, as well as proof of either abstinence or non-problematic use.
- Provide three letters from members of your support/recovery program confirming your participation in the program.
- Provide three letters from independent sources confirming your abstinence from alcohol/drugs.
Following this, there will be an informal hearing or a formal hearing. An informal hearing is for an offense that id not involve a fatality or for a single alcohol/drug-related offense. A formal hearing is for an offense involving a fatality or for multiple DUI dispositions.
Following this one of three things will happen: