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Charlotte Limited Driving Privilege Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI offense in North Carolina and has had a driver's license suspended as a result, you know firsthand how dependent we all are on the ability to drive at will. Our clients find that securing a limited driving privilege or LDP is the easiest way to alleviate the inconvenience of a license suspension. The limited driving privilege in DWI cases best applies in three circumstances: pretrial, post-conviction and refusal cases. In all cases, we can gather the appropriate documentation and apply for the privilege with the court.

To talk to one of our lawyers right away, call 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435.

Pretrial Limited Driving Privilege For DWIs In North Carolina

A pretrial limited driving privilege applies for a limited period of time during your 30-day civil revocation. The pretrial privilege can be applied for on day 11 of your civil revocation and is effective until day 30. To secure a pretrial privilege, you must satisfy the following:

  1. You must have had a valid license or a license that had been expired for less than one year.
  2. You must have no prior DWI convictions within seven years of the current offense.
  3. This must not be a refusal case.
  4. After the current offense, you must not be convicted of or have an unresolved DWI charge.
  5. You must obtain a substance abuse assessment.
  6. You must obtain a DL-123 or DL-123A form from your insurance company.
  7. You must pay a $100 filing fee to the clerk of court.

Post-Conviction Limited Driving Privilege In North Carolina

To secure a post-conviction limited driving privilege, you must satisfy all of the requirements listed above for the pretrial privilege. Additionally, if it was found that you blew a 0.15 or higher on the breath test, you must have an interlock ignition device installed on your vehicle. If you are required to have the interlock device installed on your vehicle, you must wait 45 days before you can apply for a limited driving privilege.

Limited Driving Privilege In North Carolina For DWI Refusal Cases

If you or a loved one was arrested on suspicion of DWI in North Carolina and refused to submit to a breath test, the rules to get a limited driving privilege are stricter. To secure a post-conviction limited driving privilege, you must satisfy all of the requirements listed above for the pretrial privilege. Additionally, you must satisfy the following list:

  1. No prior DWI refusal cases within seven years of current conviction
  2. No death or critical injury in current case
  3. Compliance with at least one condition of suspended sentence
  4. Revoked for at least six months
  5. Completed training or treatment under substance abuse assessment

Contact Our Mecklenburg County Limited Driving Privilege Attorneys

If you or a loved one needs limited driving privileges in North Carolina, we are here to provide you with skilled defense representation. Contact us today online or by telephone at 704-286-6942 or toll free at 800-565-1435 to set up a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Charlotte limited driving privilege attorney.