5. Will I be able to drive at all?
If you are convicted of a Level 3, 4, or 5 DWI, and you have a valid North Carolina Driver’s License at the time of conviction, you may be eligible for a Limited Driving Privilege. This limited driving privilege will normally allow you to drive for school, work, and household purposes (no “household purpose” driving if you blew .15 or above), during standard hours of 6AM – 8PM, Monday through Friday.
However, if you have work or school that falls outside of those hours, exceptions can be noted on your limited privilege. If you are eligible for a Limited Driving Privilege, you will need to have proof of
- Your Substance Abuse Assessment AND
- Insurance in the form of a DL-123.
NOTE: If you were under the age of 21 when you received your DWI, you are NOT eligible for a Limited Driving Privilege. If you are only charged with Driving After Consuming Under the Age of 21, you may be eligible for a Limited Driving Privilege if you are 18, 19 or 20.
Learn more about DWI as a Minor