How Are Hardship Driver's Licenses Obtained?

Hardship licenses are also known as Cinderella licenses, restricted or limited licenses, and work licenses. They are available to people whose arrest and OUI charges have resulted in the suspension of their driver's licenses. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) does not automatically distribute hardship licenses; the driver needs to meet certain qualifications, appear at a hearing and submit documentation.

If you are hoping to obtain a hardship license, it's important to contact an experienced attorney who understands the RMV process and can advise you about the required documentation.

Legal Advice To Guide You Through The License Application Process

At the Worcester law office of Anthony M. Salerno, P.C., our attorney represents clients who are seeking to obtain a hardship license, attending hearings on their behalf and making sure they meet all necessary deadlines. A former state trooper and a criminal defense lawyer for 25 years, attorney Salerno understands the OUI laws and the administrative process thoroughly and is able to argue eloquently on behalf of clients seeking the ability to get to work, school or care for relatives.

What Is A Cinderella/Hardship License?

These licenses make it possible for people to drive to get to work or school. They are restricted to certain hours; for example, if you need to be at work by 8 a.m., the hardship license will be active from 7:30 a.m. It will expire 12 hours after the start time each day.

Who Is Eligible For A Hardship License?

People have had their licenses suspended because they pled guilty, were found guilty or were given a continuance without a finding in an OUI matter.

What Do I Need To Show To Get A Cinderella License?

Our attorney will help you prepare the documentation required to obtain a hardship license. This includes:

  • A letter from your employer listing your work hours
  • Maps that show how you get to work and prove that public transportation will not work for you
  • Documentation that proves attendance at a school, college or university, or some other educational program
  • Other evidence that can support your request such as proof of self-employment

Talk With Us About Hardship Driver's Licenses

Contact the Worcester law office of Anthony M. Salerno, P.C., toll free at 508-795-1200 to learn more about Cinderella licenses after an OUI.