LDP and Raleigh DWIs
In certain cases, a person whose license has been suspended as a result of a Civil Revocation or a Driving While Impaired (DWI) conviction can get Limited Driving Privileges (LDP).
Someone arrested for a DWI will have his or her license revoked for, usually, a 30 day period following the arrest. That person can request Limited Driving Privileges on Day 10 following the person’s arrest. Those Limited Driving Privileges are valid from Day 10 to Day 30. On Day 30 following the arrest, the person can get his or her driver license back from the courthouse. The LDP are valid, therefore, from Day 10 to Day 30.
Someone who has been convicted of a DWI and sentenced under Level 3, Level 4, or Level 5 is entitled to apply for Limited Driving Privileges for the year-long revocation of his or her license.
Limited Driving Privileges are valid from 6 am to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. An applicant can apply for extended hours and weekend privileges by showing proof that either the person works extended hours or on weekends, or by showing proof that the person needs to attend school on those off-hours.
In order to apply for Limited Driving Privileges, a person must pay a $100 fee, must supply proof of current valid insurance (a DL-123 form from the insurance company), must supply a Driving Record, and must supply Substance Abuse Assessment completed by a certified substance abuse education service.