At the DMV:
"Yes, I need to get a restricted license because I need to get back and forth to work."
I pull up the driving record, and the answer is just plain: no. The person refused a breathalyser, which is a mandatory 6 months suspension. Suspension, as in no driving at all.
"No, you don't understand. The drunk driving case was thrown out by the judge."
Well, that's good for you, but this is a separate issue. Refusing a breathalyser is an automatic 6 month suspension. The law in this state has 'implied consent,' which means that by being a licensed driver, and by being behind the wheel of a car, you have given implied consent to reasonable sobriety tests. Now you can try to sue the state that the breathalyser was unreasonable under the circumstances, but I can't help you. You need a lawyer, and you need to go to court. And, by the way, good luck because implied consent convictions are almost impossible to overturn. You admitted that you refused the breathalyser in court? You, sir, are out of luck.
"You are not listening to me! I need a license to get to work!"
I am listening, but there is nothing I can do. Even if I were to issue you a paper license, you will not receive the official license in the mail.
"That's okay. I will at least have the paper."
No, you won't, because I am not going to get into trouble for issuing something I know you are not eligible for because you made a mistake.
"I need a license to take my kid to the doctor! Do you want her to diieeeeeee!?!?!?"
I stop, as if a thought struck me. How did you get here, sir?
"Um, a -- um, a friend drove me."
Then perhaps your friend will also drive your child, because your license is suspended, and there is nothing I can do for you."