What Are Specialized Driving Privileges in the State of Indiana?

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Feb 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

All of us have places we need to get back and forth from, and for most of us this requires driving. Whether it be taking the kids to school, going to our jobs, appointments, or church, we are, in truth, a very mobile society. However, one thing I have learned from working in this field is that it is very easy to lose your driving privileges.

One of the most common ways to lose your driver's license is to be arrested for driving under the influence. While you will have to go through the court process for a DUI, if the tests have determined there is reason to believe that you were driving under the influence, your license can be suspended before the case has concluded.

The State of Indiana understands that, although there are allegations that you may have committed a crime, the ability to commute is a necessity. It is for this reason that the State of Indiana created specialized driving privileges. Specialized driving privileges allow for an individual to drive, even during an ongoing case. They are called specialized because the court will set certain parameters around when and where you are permitted to drive. The court might say that you can drive back and forth to work, to go to and from medical appointments, or only if it is related to your child's education. Some judges can be very specific, right down to the number of times you can drive in a day.

The bottom line is that specialized driving privileges allow you to handle the important matters of your life, despite any pending charges or convictions. These privileges are granted by the court, and are valid for a limited period, up to two years. There are of course requirements for specialized driving privileges, such as certain crimes that you cannot have any past convictions for, et cetera. If you have any questions about this, please give me a call or send me an email. I am always more than happy to talk with you. Until next time, remember, if you have to be guilty of anything, be guilty of greatness. Take great care.

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Corey L. Scott

Corey L. Scott, was born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana. Upon graduation from East Chicago Central High School, Corey attended Indiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology.  Upon graduation, Corey accepted a position with the Marion County Superior Court, Juvenile Division where he served with distinction for the next nine years, eventually being promoted to Director of the Youth Counseling Department. Pursuing his dream of becoming an attorney, Corey attended the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.  While in law school, Corey was an Indiana Council on Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) fellow and participated in Moot Court competitions.  He also worked in the Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division as a bailiff and research assistant to the Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt, who serves as a Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Corey also served as an internship law clerk to the Honorable Judge, Margret G. Robb, at the Indiana Court of Appeals. Finally, upon graduation from law school, Corey had the distinct honor and privilege to serve as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice, Robert D. Rucker, who sits on the Indiana Supreme Court. Corey then became an associate with Mike Norris Law Office, where he specialized in bankruptcy law with a main concentration on working to assist families obtain a fresh start through Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Still a young attorney, Corey then served as a public defender at the Marion County Public Defender Agency.  In this position, Corey gained invaluable trial experience by defending clients in a wide range of matters from misdemeanors to serious felonies on a daily basis.  It was also during this time that Corey discovered his passion for representing and serving "everyday people." An entrepreneur at heart, Corey established the Law Office of Corey L. Scott, P.C.  Since then, he and his staff have served the greater Indianapolis community and surrounding counties in several legal disciplines including: Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense and Family Law.  In keeping with his vision, Corey L. Scott, P.C., is a client focused, results oriented general law practice that endeavors to provide legal solutions for "everyday people" charged with a crime, dealing with financial crisis or going through a difficult divorce. Corey has also been active serving the greater Indianapolis community by participating in pro bono programs such as "Ask a Lawyer," the "Modest Means" panel program which allows individuals to afford legal counsel at a fraction of normal rates, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and the Heartland Pro Bono Council program. Corey is a proud member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


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