Privilege/Provisional License

Perhaps the most frequently asked motor vehicle law question is whether a person convicted of a driving offense that results in a suspended or revoked license is eligible for a limited driving privilege. The answer is depends on the situation surrounding the suspension. There are many reasons a license may be suspended and not all of them allow a person to obtain a driving privilege.

The law is clear that state’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has the exclusive power to issue, suspend, or revoke a persons’ driver’s license. The State’s statutes do however give the Court’s the authority to issue limited driving privileges. A limited driving privilege is a court order that authorizes a person with a revoked driver’s license to drive for certain essential purposes. You must satisfy eligibility requirements defined by statute and demonstrate good cause for the issuance of the privilege. An experienced lawyer can help you determine your eligibility and help you obtain a limited driving privilege.

If you have not had any prior convictions, at the time you are in court before the judge, one of our experienced attorneys can request a limited driving privilege for you. A limited driving privilege typically allows you to drive from 6:00 am until 8:00 pm Monday through Friday in a defined geographical area for purposes of work, court ordered treatment or community service, and school. If you need to drive outside of these standard hours or on weekends, you would need special permission from the judge.

King Law is a firm prepared to move forward with any case involving a Driving Privilege and the underlying criminal charge that resulted in the suspension of your license. Our attorneys in both North Carolina and South Carolina are experienced in handling these matters. You can be assured you are getting cutting edge representation in every matter, and your case will be given top priority.