In Wake County, if you get arrested for a DWI, you face a 30-day minimum revocation of your driver’s license at the outset of your case. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be eligible to apply for a limited driving privilege after the first 10 days of revocation. The limited driving privilege is only allowed for work or school purposes.
Requirements for the limited driving privilege
To petition the court for a limited driving privilege, you’ll need to fulfill two requirements. First, complete a substance abuse assessment conducted by an approved service provider in Wake County and submit the results of your assessment to court. Second, follow the recommendation of the assessment, which can be to enroll in substance abuse education or treatment. You are not required to complete the recommended education or treatment to obtain your limited driving privilege.
The assessment will cost you some money, and you can expect the recommended education or treatment to cost you some more. Make sure to keep a record of all transactions and paperwork as they will prove useful.
What to do next
Once you’ve decided to proceed with the recommendation, give your attorney a copy of your court paperwork (including your citation) from your DWI case, a certified copy of your DMV driving record, and a copy of the results of your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of your arrest.