Raleigh Attorney for Limited Driving Privileges

Has Your License Been Revoked in Raleigh or the Counties of Franklin, Vance, Warren, Granville or Person?

A North Carolina driver’s license can be revoked for a number of reasons. Losing your driving privileges can leave you in dire straits in getting to work, school, and in carrying on all of the normal daily activities of living. Many people who face losing their license fail to realize that a legal path exists to seek limited driving privileges under certain circumstances. This can mean the difference between time-consuming bus transit, other expensive transportation options, or reliance on family, friends, or coworkers to help you out during this stressful time.  

At Scheuring Law, PLLC, we can provide the legal help you need to determine if you are eligible for limited driving privileges (LDP), also known as “hardship” licenses. If so, we can assist you in seeking such privileges through the court system. With over a decade of experience in representing drivers in all types of traffic offenses and their consequences, we have the practical knowledge and legal skills you need to seek a favorable outcome. 

Get a free case review with our Raleigh limited driving privileges lawyer by connecting with Scheuring Law, PLLC online or at (919) 944-8100.

  • Grant is so professional and such a people person that it’s easy to talk to him! He is always a call away willing to help me in any question I have.

    “Not only did he help me with a traffic violation but is also helping me through a very personal process! He is kind and always there to help me.”

    Former Client
  • After talking with you, I felt much calmer and assured we were in good hands.

    “After talking with you, I felt much calmer and assured we were in good hands.”

    Former Client
  • Grant was the only one who picked up the phone and is one of the most professional attorneys I have worked with.

    “He is very knowledgeable and organized. Would highly recommend.”

    Former Client

When Can You Seek Limited Driving Privileges in North Carolina?

Limited driving privileges allow you to drive for different purposes, such as to work, to school, to medical appointments, for court-ordered community service hours or substance abuse assessment or treatment, or for the maintenance of your household. When granted LDP, you are allowed to drive only for the purposes permitted and during the hours set forth by the court. 

You can seek LDP after your license has been revoked in certain circumstances, such as:

  • After a speeding violation
  • After a DWI conviction
  • After an open container violation
  • After felony convictions
  • After stealing gas violations
  • After driving with a suspended license

You may be subject to certain time limits before you can ask the court to grant driving privileges. For example, you can seek LDP after serving 90 days of a one-year license revocation for a first-offense moving violation or after a year for revocation involving a second-offense moving violation. You also must be able to prove to the court that you are currently covered by auto insurance and that you were validly-licensed at the time of your conviction. 

When seeking driving privileges after a DWI conviction, you must prove that you were not convicted of a DWI in the previous seven years prior to your current conviction, that you have not received any subsequent DWI convictions, that you were sentenced at a certain offender level, and that any court-ordered substance abuse assessment has been completed. 

As you can see, LDP are a complex traffic law matter for which eligibility depends on the circumstances of your case. At Scheuring Law, PLLC, we understand the laws, how to fully prepare your case for the court, and will tenaciously advocate on your behalf during the legal process. 

Reach out to us via our online request form or at (919) 944-8100 for a free case review today.

Grant S. Scheuring Attorney at Law

Grant is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Elon University School of Law. He is an attorney that cares about his clients and understands that everyone wants to be heard and respected. Grant focuses his practice on litigating misdemeanors, lower level felonies, DWI’s, and traffic offenses. When calling his firm, you will always speak with an attorney and someone that can help. Call now for a free consultation.


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