In order to apply for a hardship license, you need to have documentation. You must have a letter from your employer on letterhead. This letter must explain your need for a license to get to work. You need to bring original documents, not copies. The letter can not be more than 30 days old.
It generally takes, 3-4 business days after the case is resolved because of the court’s notice to the registry. You also need to prove that you do not have access to public transportation. You can NOT get your hardship license while your case is pending.
It is harder and harder to get a hardship license today and having an expereinced attorney will help you.