What to do if you get a DWI
- The first thing you need to do after your Driving While Impaired arrest is to get your DWI Assessment completed and contact an attorney. This will make the rest of the process much easier. It will help you get your driving permit after 10 days during the "Civil Revocation" period. The "Civil Revocation" period is when they take your driver's license on the spot during your arrest.
- At your trial, the Judge might ask if you have completed or at least started a treatment program or ADETS (Alcohol and Drug Education Traffic School). If you cannot start the groups or classes before trial, get them started as soon as possible. You will be required to complete all groups or classes before the NC Division of Motor Vehicles will give your license back. The groups or classes will take up to 90 days or longer if you have to miss one or two sessions. It will then take as long as 4-8 weeks for all your paperwork to clear the NC DMV.
- Contact us and make sure you have everything you need concerning your DWI assessment the day you come into our office. All you need to bring is your DWI ticket or Breathalyzer verification, a certified copy of your driving record, and your fee in cash or money order.
- We will type a letter directly to your attorney, probation officer or others you need to inform while you are at the office. You will not have to come back to pick anything up. You will have the results of your assessment when you leave.
The process of completing your assessment, treatment and getting the 508 Form to clear at DMV can take as long as 4 - 5 months from the assessment to completion of treatment. All requirements must be completed before your license can be restored.
With the new online 508, you may receive your license within 2 - 3 days of completing your counseling requirements.