3 Things You Need to Know About Limited Driving Privileges in DWIs

Kurtz Blum, PLLC | Raleigh Criminal LawyersIf you’re arrested for DWI, one of the penalties you could be facing is the loss of your driving privileges. Your license could be suspended or revoked, and if you’re a repeat offender, your vehicle can also be seized. It’s important to understand the laws and get legal counsel throughout the proceedings, so you won’t end up with the worst consequences.

If you are interested in getting limited driving privileges, here are three things you need to discuss with a DWI attorney:

1. Whether or not to submit an application for limited driving privileges. It will be the prerogative of the court or the DMV to issue a restricted license. Your attorney will know if they can request a limited driving privilege for you. If you are eligible you will likely receive the standard hours for an LDP which are from 6 a.m until 8 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be available if requested pursuant to legal requirements.

2. Eligibility will depend on your charges or criminal history. If the DWI resulted in an accident where you injured someone, you had a child in the car, the license you were driving with was invalid at the time of arrest, or if you have been convicted for DWI within the past seven years, you will not be eligible for limited driving privileges.

3. Aside from limits, other conditions may also be prescribed. In some cases, you may need to drive with an ignition interlock device, especially if you are considered a “high-risk” driver.

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