The Probationary License
A Pennsylvania Probationary License is a Class C (non-commercial) driver’s license granted to someone whose driving privilege has been suspended or revoked for five or more years.To qualify for a Probationary License you must have completed a portion of your suspension time period, based on your driving record. A probationary license restricts the hours and vehicles that can be driven, usually allowing the driver to operate a motor vehicle between the hours of 6am and 7pm, seven days a week. These hours are standard, but our attorneys may be able to help you get an adjustment of hours to better accommodate your schedule.
DUI and Motor Vehicle Problems
If you have been charged with a DUI in Pennsylvania, you are in serious legal trouble and need to understand your rights. It is important to hire an experienced attorney with a full understanding of Pennsylvania DUI law to help bring your case to the best possible resolution.
Our firm regularly handles DUI cases from first-time offenders to those charged with multiple DUI offenses. Baer Romain attorneys have extensive experience and can guide you through the complex legal process and help you understand what to expect. There are many ways to challenge a DUI charge and we will fight to get you the best outcome, whether that means a diversionary program, dismissal of charges, a negotiated plea, or vigorous representation at trial.
The ARD Program
In many cases, we can get our clients accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program. Under the ARD Program, you are not incarcerated, you receive a substantially reduced license suspension, and may even be eligible to have your DUI charge expunged after a successful probationary period. Acceptance into the ARD Program is subject to the District Attorney’s discretion and must be approved by the Common Pleas Judge. Although ARD is usually offered to first time offenders only, in some other cases, ARD may be possible.
If you are not ARD-eligible, Baer Romain will provide expert representation from your preliminary hearing through your plea or trial. We will use our specialized knowledge and the facts of your specific situation to come up with the most successful strategy, goal, and ultimate disposition of your case.
Having your driver’s license suspended is a very serious matter. Losing your license may mean you are unable to work, go to school or care for family members. If you continue to drive with a suspended license, you may end up in jail. It is important to fully understand and follow State law if your license is suspended.
Your Pennsylvania driver’s license may be suspended for:
You have rights if your license is suspended.
At Baer Romain, we are experienced in representing clients who have had their license and/or registration privileges suspended by PennDOT. Contact Baer Romain to defend your rights in court and restore your right to drive.
In most cases, we can obtain a supersedeas or stay preventing your license suspension from going into effect until your appeal to the Court of Common Pleas can be heard. Baer Romain has also successfully represented clients notified by PennDOT for alleged breach of the Financial Responsibility Law, Chemical Test Refusal (DUI-related), driving with a suspended license, failure to receive proper credit for suspension times, and other suspension matters.
If you have received a suspension notice from PennDOT or are serving a long term suspension, contact Baer Romain today to schedule a legal consultation about your options. We may be able to substantially shorten the time it takes to get you back on the road.
Even if suspension privileges cannot be avoided, it may still be possible to obtain an Occupational or Probationary license. Our attorneys will help you determine the option that will serve you best.
The Occupational License
(also known as an OLL, Bread and Butter License, Work License or Limited License)
An Occupational Limited License may be given to a Pennsylvania resident with a suspended driver’s license who needs to continue to drive to work, school, or for medically necessary reasons. There will still be certain restrictions, but our attorneys can guide you through the complex procedure of applying for an OLL and get you back in the driver’s seat.