How To Get A Hardship License

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On May 9, 2106 I was finally able to get my hardship license. After having my drivers license suspended in April of 2013. My license was suspended for five years due to poor choices that I had made while I was in active addiction. During that time period I was sentenced to three years in prison for more poor choices that I had made. I was released from the Department of Corrections on May 26, 2015. After my release I began calling the Department of Motor Vehicles to look into what all I needed to do to get a valid drivers license back. I was informed that not only was my license suspended until April of 2018, but I also owed about $2,500.00 in fines and fees. I felt very discouraged and thought there was no way I would be able to pay all of …show more content…

I took a twelve hour Advanced Driver Improvement Course online. I also had to drive to two different counties to pay off tickets and fines that were past due. It took me ma couple of months to be able to save up the money to pay off everything I owed. This whole situation has definitely taught me to have some patience. After paying everything off I was able to call and have an interview with the review board for a hardship license. I had to share every detail of my horrible past and how I have changed and what I plan to do different. It was a wonderful learning experience for me. But even after doing all of that and paying all that money there was still more that I had to do. After getting approved for the hardship license I had to go to the Department Of Motor Vehicles and bring all of my paperwork and pay all of their fees. It was another $270.00 just to reinstate my license. During these months of saving and paying everything I was very blessed and my father bought me a truck. While at the Department Of Motor Vehicles I also paid to get my tag and registration. On May 9, 2016 I had been out of prison for almost one …show more content…

I didn’t think I would be able to do it for such a long time. I still have two years left until I can get a regular license but I am still very proud of the fact that I have grown and changed so

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