Am I eligible to receive an Occupational Limited License for my suspension related to a drug charge?
An Occupational Limited License (OLL), commonly referred to as “bread and butter” license, allows a Pennsylvania resident to drive to and from work, school, and medically related appointments. Regretfully, OLL eligibility is primarily based upon the basis for the suspension, meaning the type of charge that caused the suspension. Issuance is NOT based on a person’s need for such a license, meaning it does not matter that you will lose your job, your home, your children, or be unable to attend classes without such a license. In order to be considered for an OLL, an application and fee must be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). In reviewing the application, PennDOT will reviews its records to see what conviction led to the suspension of Pennsylvania driving privileges, and, if you have been convicted of an offense for which an OLL cannot be issued, you will be denied issuance of a limited license.
OLL eligibility discussed in 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1553 and gives a list of offenses for which a person cannot receive a Pennsylvania limited license. In the case of drug possession offenses, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1553(d)(10) expressly prohibits the issuance of an OLL for drug possession license suspensions under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1532(c). Therefore, a person who is suspended because of a drug related conviction is not eligible to receive an Occupational Limited License (OLL) in Pennsylvania.
Contact an Experienced State College Drug Charge Defense Attorney
If you have any questions about an arrest for drug delivery or drug possession, please feel free to call our State College law office today at (814) 954-7622 or for a free initial consultation with Attorney Jason S. Dunkle. Our office has handled drug possession and drug delivery cases in many counties of Pennsylvania, including Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Clinton, Blair, Cambria, Indiana, Bedford, and Lycoming.
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