What is a Restricted Driver’s License?

(Last Updated On: October 19, 2018)

Rules of an Arizona Restricted Driver’s License

A restricted driver’s license allows a driver to operate a motor vehicle to and from work, school, medical appointments and counseling sessions.

If a driver completes a breath or blood test that indicates an alcohol concentration of .08 or more and holds a non-commercial driver’s license, then driving privileges will be suspended for 90 days.

However, so long as the driver did not cause serious physical injury to another person, has not been convicted of a prior drinking and driving charge in the past 84 months, and has not had his/her privilege to drive suspended for a prior drinking and driving charge, he/she is entitled to a reduced punishment of a 30-day suspension and a 60-day restricted license.

If the driver holds a commercial driver’s license and is arrested while operating a commercial vehicle he/she is subject to the same punishments if the tests indicate an alcohol concentration of .04 or more.

These individuals may also be subject to other non-statutory punishments including loss of employment.

Your attorney will be able to discuss options if you have a restricted driver’s license.

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