I was convicted of a DWI nine years ago and lost my license. Because I blew over .16, I was required to get an ignition interlock at the time to get a license back.
I never took the assessment or classes, never got a driving privilege, never got the ignition interlock.
Now it's nine years later, and I want to get my license back. Is it possible to avoid the ignition interlock now that it has been so long?
Sorry, No, Its not possible. You still have to do the interlock if it was required, no matter how long ago it was. This is not like a credit report where bad stuff drops off after 7 years. You can't wait out an interlock requirement in NC.
This response is not legal advice. No answer to these questions is intended to, nor does it, create an attorney-client relationship. Any statements made by me are based upon the limited facts you have presented, and under the premise that you will consult with a local licensed attorney about the particular facts and circumstances of your case.
You can't get your license back unless and until you first get the assessment, complete recommended treatment, get an interlock limited driving privilege and have the interlock installed as well as oay all fees due NCDMV. If it were possible to avoid what NC requires by putting things off for years, everybody would try it. But it isn’t. I recommend you get a lawyer to help you through the process.
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