Are You Eligible for a North Carolina DWLR Limited Driving Privilege?

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If your license has been suspended by the North Carolina DMV for a Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) conviction or a moving violation conviction during a period of suspension, our experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel may be able to help you obtain a limited driving privilege in Wake County. 

How can a Limited Driving Privilege get me back on the road?

This special DWLR limited driving privilege is primarily intended for work-related driving on the particular days and times specified by your employer.  However, a judge may also allow driving for maintenance of the household (like grocery shopping, for example) during standard hours of 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Do I qualify for a Limited Driving Privilege while my license is suspended?

The basic eligibility requirements for a DWLR limited driving privilege are:

  • Revocation for DWLR or committing a moving violation during a period of suspension is the only revocation in effect;
  • No revocations involving impaired driving;
  • No pending motor vehicle charges, indefinite suspensions, or unpaid fines in NC or any other state;
  • Compliance for a period of the revocation based on the length of suspension:
    • 1 year suspension requires a 90 days compliance period
    • 2 year suspension requires a 1 year compliance period
    • Permanent suspension requires a 2 year compliance period

What are the next steps?

Once we have determined you’re eligible for a DWLR limited driving privilege, you’ll then need to provide us the following:

  • A sworn affidavit of eligibility;
  • A DL-123 proof of insurance form;
  • Employer documentation describing your need to engage in work-related driving, including the specific days and times;
  • $250 filing fee and $100 limited driving privilege fee.

Despite the strict eligibility requirements and significant documentation and costs involved, a DWLR limited driving privilege will get you back on the road legally and change the lives of you and your family.  Even more importantly, if you successfully survive the privilege’s one year term, the North Carolina DMV must reinstate your license.

Contact a Raleigh Limited Driving Privilege Lawyer Today!

If you’ve been charged with a DWLR in Wake County or want to learn more about whether you’re eligible for a DWLR limited driving privilege, contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation with our DWLR lawyers, Wiley Nickel and Mary Elizabeth Robertson.   You can also contact them directly by email at or  


Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.