2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 9. Motor Vehicles
CHAPTER 16. Driver's License Suspension Penalties
9-30-16-1. Applicability; suspension of driving privileges

Universal Citation: IN Code § 9-30-16-1 (2017)
IC 9-30-16-1 Applicability; suspension of driving privileges

     Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the following are ineligible for specialized driving privileges under this chapter:

(1) A person who has never been an Indiana resident.

(2) A person seeking specialized driving privileges with respect to a suspension based on the person's refusal to submit to a chemical test offered under IC 9-30-6 or IC 9-30-7.

(3) A person whose driving privileges have been suspended or revoked under IC 9-24-10-7(b)(2)(A).

     (b) This chapter applies to the following:

(1) A person who held an operator's, a commercial driver's, a public passenger chauffeur's, or a chauffeur's license at the time of:

(A) the criminal conviction for which the operation of a motor vehicle is an element of the offense;

(B) any criminal conviction for an offense under IC 9-30-5; or

(C) committing the infraction of exceeding a worksite speed limit for the second time in one (1) year under IC 9-21-5-11(f).

(2) A person who:

(A) has never held a valid Indiana driver's license or does not currently hold a valid Indiana learner's permit; and

(B) was an Indiana resident when the driving privileges for which the person is seeking specialized driving privileges were suspended.

     (c) Except as specifically provided in this chapter, a court may suspend the driving privileges of a person convicted of any of the following offenses for a period up to the maximum allowable period of incarceration under the penalty for the offense:

(1) Any criminal conviction in which the operation of a motor vehicle is an element of the offense.

(2) Any criminal conviction for an offense under IC 9-30-5.

(3) Any offense under IC 35-42-1, IC 35-42-2, or IC 35-44.1-3-1 that involves the use of a vehicle.

     (d) Except as provided in section 3.5 of this chapter, a suspension of driving privileges under this chapter may begin before the conviction. Multiple suspensions of driving privileges ordered by a court that are part of the same episode of criminal conduct shall be served concurrently. A court may grant credit time for any suspension that began before the conviction, except as prohibited by section 6(a)(2) of this chapter.

     (e) If a person has had an ignition interlock device installed as a condition of specialized driving privileges or under IC 9-30-6-8(d), the period of the installation shall be credited as part of the suspension of driving privileges.

     (f) This subsection applies to a person described in subsection (b)(2). A court shall, as a condition of granting specialized driving privileges to the person, require the person to apply for and obtain an Indiana driver's license.

As added by P.L.217-2014, SEC.154. Amended by P.L.188-2015, SEC.122; P.L.41-2016, SEC.3; P.L.198-2016, SEC.607; P.L.256-2017, SEC.181.


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