Limited Driving Privilege (Hardship)

Limited Driving Privilege (Hardship) Attorney in Springfield, Missouri

A limited driving privilege (LDP) license is sometimes referred to as a “hardship” license. Essentially, this type of license is granted to someone whose driver’s license has been suspended or revoked. At Larry Catt Law Office, LLC, I understand how important driving is to your job, family and your livelihood, which is why I will work with you to obtain a limited driving privilege ordered by the court. Being granted an LDP means the driver is allowed to operate a vehicle under a number of restrictive conditions.

Effective July 5, 2013, the law in Missouri on limited driving privileges (LDPs) changed. An overview of Section 302.309 RSMo and the changes therein:

  • Removes the 5-year limitation on LDP issuance
  • Offenders are now eligible for an LDP on an administrative alcohol revocation after the 45 day “hard walk” if an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed
  • Offenders are now eligible for an LDP on a 2nd or subsequent chemical refusal revocation, after serving an initial 90-day “hard walk” suspension
  • It eliminates the “two-Refusal” ineligibility for other LDP applicants
  • Ignition interlock device (IID) is now required for 1st chemical refusal LDPs.

For five and ten year license denials, Section 302.309.3(8)(a) and (b) RSMo, provides in part as follows:

  • Camera and GPS features required for ignition interlock devices (IIDs)
  • Eliminates the two year and three year “hard walk” prior to LDP eligibility
  • Eliminates requirement for criminal history checks for five and ten year denial LDP applications
  • Applicants must be “otherwise eligible” for an LDP (i.e. no felony). If ineligible, the person may apply to a DWI court.
  • A court shall grant the LDP if the applicant:
  • is otherwise eligible
  • has filed proof of ignition interlock installation
  • has no “alcohol related enforcement contacts” as defined in Section

302.525.3 RSMo since the last conviction that triggered the denial

Let me put my legal experience to work for you. Please call my office at 417-887-1155 and schedule a FREE consultation to discuss your driving options.