California Restricted License – 3 steps to getting one

I get many questions about people getting a California Restricted License (CA Restricted License). For a first time California DUI your license will be suspended for 30 days after your arrest. There are a few exceptions.

People who lose have their license suspension due to a DUI will need a supplemental form of insurance for the purpose of getting a restricted license. 

There are several paths you can go.  This page will go over the steps needed for a driver license on a first DUI. 

Option 1 (No Waiting)

  • Immediately Get an IID Device 
  • Get SR 22
  • Be enrolled in a DUI Class 

Option 2 (Waiting)

  • Wait out your first 30 days of suspension
  • Use a Date Calculator like the one below to easily calculate your eligibility date.
  • Get SR22
  • Be enrolled in a DUI Class 
California Restricted license Instructions

There are steps you need to take for a restricted license