Restricted licenses before July 1, 2010
Prior to July 1, 1010, if you are convicted of a second or third DUI within 10 years, you face two and three year license revocations, respectively. You could be eligible to apply for a restricted license under very limited circumstances that require proof of completion of at least 12 months of an 18 or 30-month alcohol program, or longer, depending on the number of prior convictions. The restricted license allows a driver to drive to and from the alcohol program, and to and from work, for the purpose of work.
Restricted licenses after July 1, 2010
Under the new laws, a multiple offender is generally eligible to apply for a restricted driver's license after just 90 days of having a suspended license. They need only show proof of enrollment in the applicable alcohol program, verify installation of the ignition interlock device (IID), show proof of insurance (SR-22), and pay the applicable reinstatement fees. How soon one becomes eligible depends on the specific facts of their case and any prior convictions they may have had.