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Can I get a Limited Privilege?
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A driver's license in North Carolina is a privilege, not a right
If they took your license for Driving While Impaired (DWI), that's a big deal. You may not realize how valuable that little piece of plastic is until it's taken away.
Even with mass transit in Charlotte, getting to work and taking care of your family can be difficult, if not impossible, without a valid driver's license.
Frankly, the NC DWI Laws are complicated if not confusing, especially to those who have little to no experience dealing with the legal system.
People call us on a daily basis asking, "Can I get a Hardship License?"
Whether you call it a Hardship License or Limited Privilege or a "Paper License," the process isn't as straightforward as you may think.
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) has a number of rules and regulations in place that govern who is eligible for driving privileges and under what circumstances.
There are several different types of Limited Driving Privileges in North Carolina.
For example, for just for DWI charges, there are privileges for:
- LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE PRETRIAL REVOCATION (IMPLIED-CONSENT OFFENSE) - AOC-CVR-10
- LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE INDEFINITE PRETRIAL REVOCATION (IMPLIED-CONSENT OFFENSE) - AOC-CVR-11
- LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE IMPAIRED DRIVING OR OPEN CONTAINER OR UNDERAGE ALCOHOL VIOLATION (N.C. CONVICTIONS ONLY) - AOC-CR-312
- LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE IMPAIRED DRIVING (OUT-OF-STATE OR FEDERAL - AOC-CR-352
- LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE WILLFUL REFUSAL-AOC-CR-313
- INTERLOCK LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE IMPAIRED DRIVING (N.C. CONVICTIONS ONLY)-AOC-CR-340
For more information about DWI charges in Charlotte and Driving While Impaired in North Carolina, we have a LOT of content free to download on our website: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/dui-dwi.html
You may also reach us by calling: 704-342-4357