If you blow a .08 or higher or refuse to take a breath or blood test at the time you are stopped for a DWI/DUI in North Carolina, you will have your driver’s license revoked for at least 30 days during a Civil Revocation period. The arresting officer will likely confiscate your driver’s license, and hold it.
If your license has been has been revoked due to a charge of Driving While Impaired, you may be eligible for a limited driving privilege after the first ten (10) days of revocation. A District Court Judge may issue the limited driving privilege, but only if you are eligible. Since judges and legal clerks are not permitted to give you legal advice, it may be worth your while to hire an attorney to help you restore your limited driving privileges.
These limited driving privileges will include the privilege to drive your car to and from work. Those times are presumed to be 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. If you are interested in requesting more than the standard hours, it’s advisable that you get a letter from your employer or boss saying that your work needs you to drive later or earlier in the day.
You will also need to:
- Completed Petition for Limited Driving Privilege (Form AOC-CVR-9)
- Copy of your substance abuse assessment.
- Certified copy of seven-year driving history from Department of MOtor Vehicles.
- Valid proof of insurance form DL-123 from your insurance company.
- Fully completed, typed, proposed, limited driving privilege (3 copies) Form AOC-CVR-10 or AOC-CVR-11
- Letter from employer verifying work hours – only if requesting more than the standard hours of 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
The application is submitted, and on the next business day you or your lawyer must appear in Courtroom 1A between the hours of 11:00 am and 2:00 pm in order to petition the court in person.