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 wiley@wileynickel.com or maryelizabeth@wileynickel.com.  

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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.

Raleigh Defense Attorney for Driving While License Revoked

Many people are unaware of the potentially serious consequences of driving while license revoked or suspended, but it is a jailable offense in North Carolina. The first time you are convicted, consequences could mean a one-year revocation of your driver’s license. A second conviction could mean two years revocation, and a third conviction could mean permanent revocation of your license.

NC DMV Revocations

Revocation of a North Carolina driver’s license can have a very serious impact on your life. For many people, it means not being able to drive to and from a job they depend on. It can also make simple errands — like a doctor’s appointment or a trip to the grocery store — seem impossible.

Wake County DWLR Lawyer

Because of these serious consequences, working with an experienced Wake County DWLR lawyer is critical to your success when you have been accused of driving with license revoked. At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC in Cary, North Carolina, we focused on doing everything possible to get you back on the road. We dedicate ourselves fully to our clients so that they can trust that we will help them achieve the best possible results.

A PJC may help

In many cases, we are able to convince the court to dismiss your DWLR charges.  In other cases, we may be able to prevent a judge from entering a conviction on our client’s case by entering a PJC (Prayer for Judgment Continued).

Failure to Appear could be the reason for your suspension

We also represent people who have been accused of failure to appear. Failure to appear may be the reason your driver’s license was suspended or revoked.  If you fail to pay a speeding ticket that could also be the root cause of your suspension.

Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel

If you have been accused of driving with license revoked or driving on a suspended license, the best way to achieve positive results is to talk with an experienced Raleigh DWLR attorney. To talk with us about your options, contact DWLR lawyer Wiley Nickel by calling (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation.


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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.