Limited Driving Privileges After License Revocation
License Revoked? You May Still Be Able to Drive for Work or School with a Limited Driving Privilege
Most people don’t realize that even if their license has been revoked, there may still be a legal way for them to drive in order to perform their daily activities. A limited driving privilege is a judgment of the court which allows a driver whose license has been revoked to drive for a number of purposes; including employment, education, the maintenance of one’s household, court-ordered treatment or assessment, community service ordered by the court, and to seek medical care in case of an emergency.
There are a number of situations in which you can ask the court to grant a limited driving privilege including revocations involving speeding, felony convictions, stealing gas, driving while impaired, open container violations, and driving while license revoked. In order to be granted a limited driving privilege you must prove that you have current auto insurance coverage and you must have been in possession of a valid license at the time of the conviction
In addition, limited driving privileges stemming from a conviction of driving while impaired require that you have not been convicted of a DWI in the 7 years before the current offense, that you were sentenced as a level 3, 4, or 5 offender for DWI sentencing purposes, that you have not had any subsequent convictions of impaired driving, and that you have completed a substance abuse assessment.
It is important to remember that even if you are granted a limited driving privilege, or an LDP, you may only drive for the limited purposes and during the hours allowed by the privilege. You must also be in possession of the LDP at all times in which you are driving.
Limited driving privileges are a very complicated area of the law. Not everyone is eligible for such a privilege. At Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, we can help you get back on the road. Give us a call. We are in your corner.
Our experienced traffic lawyers help people throughout Wake County, North Carolina. We often handle offenses arising out of the following cities: Morrisville, New Hope, Rolesville, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Garner, Zebulon, Knightdale, Apex, Cary, Wendell, Fuquay-Varina and Raleigh.