Have 3 DUIs (1 NC, 2 FL- within 6 years) and have been living in FL for the past 6 years. Blessed to have gotten great rehab treatment, embraced AA, and have not had a drink in over 2 years! Per FL DMV my license has been revoked 10 years with eligibility to apply for a hardship/restricted license after 2 years which is approaching. My question relates to NC DMV law. I noticed that 3 DUIs on your record lead to permanent revocation in NC with eligibility for a "hearing" after 3? 4? years. I have an opportunity for a job near Raleigh. If I move to Raleigh with a restricted FL license, will I be able to obtain a restricted NC license to get to work since it has only been 2 years? Thank you.
FLHSMV has you suspended for 10 years. While you may be eligible for a hardship license in FL, if you move to NC, NC cannot issue you a regular license because of the 10-year suspension from FLHSMV. NCDMV is bound to honor FLHSMV’s suspension. Neither will you be able to drive in NC with a FL hardship license. That hardship license is only valid in FL. Finally- NC will not give you limited driving privileges until FLHSMV ends your suspension. I wish I had better news for you but your questions come up a lot in my practice and I want to give straight answers, not false hope.
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