Limited Driving Privileges for Pre-Trial DWIs

In Criminal, Traffic by GWAO

Being charged with a DWI usually means an immediate revocation of your driver’s license for 30 days.  A pre-trial privilege, summarized below, allows you to drive for the last 20 days of the revocation.  Contact the Greensboro attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson for assistance if you need a limited driving privilege, we are happy to help and to answer any questions!


License revoked for 10 days (30 day revocation) or 30 days (45 day revocation)

At the time of the offense held either a valid license or a license that has been expired for less than one year

Valid DL-123 dated within 30 days of privilege application

Substance abuse assessment obtained (20-17.6)

$100 Fee (to the Clerk of Court, cash only)

Employment Letter (for an application requiring work hours outside of standard hours)

Does not have an unresolved pending charge involving impaired driving except for the charge for which the license is currently revoked under this section or additional impaired driving convictions since being charged for this violation.

Privilege expires at the end of the initial revocation period (cannot be extended)

For employment, maintenance of household, education, court-ordered treatment or assessment, community service ordered as a part of probation, and emergency medical care. Contact a Greensboro attorney at our law firm for help you with your driving privilege.

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