Wisconsin DUI and Occupational Driver’s License

Suspension of a driver’s license is a penalty for any DUI / OWI charge. The length of the license suspension can range from 6 months to multiple years depending on the number of OWI charges on your record. To find out the range of time that you are looking at for your DUI charge visit the DUI Penalties page for more information.

What is an Occupational License?

An occupational license is a restricted driver’s license that allows you to drive to and from work during a specified range of time. For example, if you work a typical 9-5 work day, your occupational driver’s license will restrict your driving privileges to before 9 am and after 5 pm. You may apply for an occupational license once your normal, unrestricted driver’s license has been suspended or revoked.

How Do I Apply For An Occupational Driver’s License?

Occupational Driver’s Licenses are provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. To apply for an occupational license you will need to perform the following to your local DMV:

  1. A properly filled out Occupational License Application & Fee;
  2. Complete a Vision Screening;
  3. Proof of Identity;
  4. Proof of Insurance (SR-22 Insurance);
  5. Photocopy of your citation;

If you are court ordered to install an Ignition Interlock Device, you must provide proof that an IID has been installed into every vehicle titled in your name.

If you have two or more DUI / OWI convictions you may need proof of completion of an Alcohol Assessment and enrollment in a driver safety plan.

Still Need Further Assistance?

If you need assistance from a Milwaukee DUI Lawyer to help you obtain your Occupational License please contact Attorney Nathan J. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.

Click here for a link to the Wisconsin D.O.T. Website page regarding Occupational Licenses.