Losing Your License In North Carolina

Driving is a privilege in North Carolina, not a right, which means the state will not hesitate to take away your driver's license if it feels you are a danger to other drivers.

At Coalter Law, PLLC, we understand how problematic losing your license can be. We know you rely on your vehicle to get around. But without a valid license, you cannot do this lawfully. This could mean termination from a job, missed court obligations and potentially further criminal charges if you choose to drive without a license.

Consider Requesting Limited Driving Privileges

There is hope, though. In North Carolina, drivers whose licenses have been revoked because of impaired driving convictions, have the option of requesting limited driving privileges, sometimes referred to as a hardship license, from the state. Limited driving privileges allow you, in a limited capacity, to lawfully drive, even though your license is still revoked, in order to:

  • Maintain employment
  • Go to court-ordered treatment
  • Complete community service obligations
  • Address medical emergencies

Eligibility For Limited Driving Privileges

Before a person is granted limited driving privileges, they must first meet state eligibility requirements that take into account:

  • Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of the offense
  • Past DWI convictions within the last seven years
  • The severity of the offense which led to the license revocation
  • Any impaired driving offenses that occurred after the license was revoked
  • Submission of a substance abuse assessment to the court

It's in the court's discretion whether or not a request for limited driving privileges is approved. By seeking legal counsel from a skilled lawyer, you may be able to increase your chances of success.

Need Limited Driving Privileges? Our Law Firm Can Help.

At Coalter Law, PLLC, we evaluate each case on an individual basis to see if a client meets the state requirements for limited driving privileges. We then walk our clients through the processes ahead, making sure that they have the right forms submitted and within the right window of time.

If you believe you are eligible for limited driving privileges, we encourage you to contact our law firm for help. Call our Greensboro office at 336-338-7769 to schedule your free initial consultation and let our experienced attorneys give you the best chance at returning your driving privileges. For after-hours help, call 336-543-0471 or send us an email using our online contact form. Se habla español.