The Temporary Restricted License (TRL) allows a suspended driver to operate their motor vehicle for limited use during a portion of the license suspension. The Department of Licensing restricts use of a Temporary Restricted License during a pre-designated 12 hour window for each day of the week. If the bulk of your driving occurs between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. then request to drive between those hours and only those hours. The 12 hour window does not fluctuate from day to day.
The Temporary Restricted License restricts the driving for certain purposes. The driver may travel to and from work, and even for work related functions. The driver is also permitted to drive to substance abuse treatment and self-help or Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
The driver is not permitted to drive to work and on their way home visit with friends, go to dinner or go to the movies. Failure to comply with the restrictions can result in an immediate license suspension.
Not every driver that is suspended or revoked qualifies for the Temporary Restricted License. It is best to contact experienced Washington DUI defense lawyers for further information. A Temporary Restricted License application may be downloaded from our DUI Forms page.