Due To DWI
Once convicted of Driving While Intoxicated in North Carolina, a Defendant’s license will automatically be suspended for 12 months.
The North Carolina DUI Defendant may be eligible for a Limited Driving Privilege during that 12-month suspension period.
In order to qualify, the Defendant cannot have any other outstanding DWI charges, must have had a valid license at the time of the DWI offense (or if their license was expired,
it was not expired for more than 12 months from the date of the DWI offense), and must have been sentenced to either a level 5, level 4, or level 3.
If the Defendant had a blood/breath alcohol concentration of .15 or above, they will be required to have an interlock installed on their vehicle for 1 year.
If the Defendant is sentenced at a level 2, level 1, or Aggravated level 1, they will not be permitted to petition the court
for a limited driving privilege.