Obtaining Limited Driving Privileges Following DWIs

Obtaining Limited Driving Privileges Following DWIs

A limited driving privilege is a license that allows drivers to travel between the hours of 6am and 8pm, Monday through Friday, for work and school. A privilege may also be obtained during other times upon providing proof of non-standard working hours, which can include a letter from your employer or a class schedule. To qualify for a reinstated license, you must:

  • At the time of the offense, either have a valid license or a license that has been expired for less than one year.
  • No previously pending DWI charge, or any new DWI convictions since the date of the arrest of your current case.
  • You have obtained a substance abuse assessment and agree to participate in any recommended training or treatment.

If all the above conditions are met, then you are eligible for a limited driving privilege. You (or your attorney) must bring the following documents to court:

  • Proof of insurance (DL-123)
  • A completed a substance abuse assessment and enrollment in recommended treatment.
  • A copy of your recent 7-year driving history from the DMV.
  • An application for limited driving privileges.
  • $100 to the clerk of the court.

If the privilege is granted, the court signs an official document that confirms your limited driving privilege until your year-long suspension is completed. You must keep your privilege with you at all times when operating a motor vehicle. Upon the completion of the license suspension, you must return to the DMV to apply for a new license.

When facing a potential DWI conviction, we know you want to get your driving privileges reinstated as quickly as possible. We strongly suggest not moving forward on any proceedings without legal counsel. Attending an appeal without proper representation may result in you accidently making statements or admissions that could be used against you in court. Consulting with an experienced and local Wilmington, NC DWI lawyer like Brett Wentz ensures your case is handled properly every step of the way to achieve the best results. Don’t try to take on this burden alone. Contact Wentz Law Firm so we can get started on your case today.

Brett Wentz is the principal attorney at Wentz Law Firm in Wilmington, North Carolina.  His practice is focused in federal and state criminal law, personal injury and workers’ compensation.   The Wentz Law Firm has offices in Wilmington, North Carolina as well as in Burgaw, NC.

About Brett Wentz

Brett Wentz has successfully handled serveral difficult and high profile cases throughout New Hanover and Pender Counties. Brett T. Wentz was raised in Pensacola, FL and attended high school in New Bern, NC. He received his BA in English from East Carolina University and his JD from the Normal Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. He was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 2005, and was named a Rising Star by SuperLawyers Magazine for the last four years. When he isn’t defending his clients in court, Brett enjoys spending time with his children, playing golf, and hunting.