I got a DWI. What do I need to do in order to get my license reinstated?
- You must obtain a certificate of completion. A certificate of completion can be obtained by:
- a) Completing a substance abuse assessment at an authorized NC DWI Services provider, and
- b) Completing the recommended level of treatment or education (ADETS) at an authorized NC DWI Services provider.
- You must also wait for the revocation period imposed by DMV to be up and pay the required fees to the DMV.
I need to complete an assessment for my DWI charge and then complete the recommended level of treatment or ADETS (education). Where do I go to do this?
- You must complete your assessment and recommended treatment or education at an Authorized DWI Services Provider.
- You may choose any provider you’d like, regardless of location.
- You do not have to complete your treatment where you had your assessment. Your assessment can be transferred to any authorized DWI facility in NC and you ALWAYS have a choice of where to take your classes.
What documents do I need to bring to the DWI assessment?
- A copy of citation (if available)
- Documentation of Blood Alcohol Content at time of offense
- Complete Driving Record from other states in which you have resided
How much will my DWI assessment cost?
- $100 plus $10 for the driving record.
I completed my assessment. How long can I wait before starting the recommended treatment or education?
- 6 months. (After 6 months, the assessment expires and you will have to complete and pay for another assessment.)
What requirements would I have to meet in order to be eligible to be referred to Alcohol and Drug Education Traffic School (ADETS) instead of treatment?
- You have no previous DWI offense conviction in your lifetime, and
- You did not refuse to submit to a chemical test, and
- Your BAC was 0.14% or less at the time of your arrest, and
- Your assessment does not identify a substance abuse handicap (i.e. abuse or dependence), and
- You meet the admission criteria for Level 0.5 (Early Intervention) of ASAM PPC-2
How much does ADETS (education program) cost and how many contact hours is the program?
- Cost: $160
- Hours: 16 contact hours over a minimum of 5 days
If I don’t qualify for ADETS (education), what are the other levels of treatment that I could be recommended to complete?
- Short Term Outpatient Treatment – (Minimum of 20 contact hours over a minimum of 30 days). Short Term Outpatient Treatment ranges from 20-39 hours.
- Longer Term Outpatient Treatment – (Minimum 40 contact hours over a minimum of 60 days). Longer Term Outpatient Treatment ranges from 40-89 hours.
- Day Treatment/Intensive Outpatient Treatment – (Minimum 90 hours over a minimum of 90 days)
- Inpatient/Residential Treatment – (Minimum 90 days)
How much does treatment cost?
- Treatment costs are not mandated by statute, and thus vary from agency to agency.
Our cost for treatment is indicated below:
- Short Term Outpatient Treatment – $20.00 per hour
- Longer Term Outpatient Treatment – $20.00 per hour
We offer a 10% discount to veterans and for all other clients we offer a $50.00 discount for Paying in full at the time you begin your classes.
We offer insurance discounts to our first-time offender clients through several participating insurance agencies. Most of our clients tell us they are paying less now for their insurance than before they received their DWI charge/conviction.
Will I have to complete ADETS (education) and treatment for the same conviction?
- No. Your DWI assessment will recommend that you complete ADETS (education) or treatment.
I live in another state, but was convicted of a DWI in North Carolina. What must I do to clear the block off my license from North Carolina?
- You must complete a substance abuse assessment, substance abuse education, and/or substance abuse treatment in your state (outside of North Carolina).
- Documentation of the out-of-state assessment, treatment, and/or education must be reviewed and approved by an authorized North Carolina DWI services provider.
- We are an authorized DWI Provider and will complete the review, process the information, and complete a Certificate of Completion (e-508 form) to resolve the outstanding DWI offense on your North Carolina record. (You will receive a copy of the certificate). We also guarantee our services. Many providers do these, yet, you want to choose a provider that will follow up and make sure the clearance has been completed whether it is an out of state review in North Carolina or another state that the DWI charge and conviction occurred.
I completed a program while I was in the military or while I was incarcerated. May the program/services be used to meet my requirements?
- It depends on the content of the program/services
- Contact us, as we are an authorized provider from North Carolina who will conduct a review of the program/services that you completed
- If the content of the program/services are deemed appropriate, we will initiate clearance of your North Carolina charges and will generate the Certificate of Completion (508-R Form) that is required by DMV to lift the “block” off of your license.
I received a Driving While License Revoked conviction while I was suspended due to a DWI conviction. Does this conviction require another assessment?
- Yes. An assessment is required through an authorized DWI Service provider. Depending on the results of the assessment, you may be required to complete more treatment.
Does it make a difference when I do my assessment and treatment?
- Yes, in some situations, your assessment and beginning treatment before your final court date will result in a Mitigating Factor (good factor) that will be considered during the sentencing phase of your DWI if you are convicted.
- Also, if you wait until you go to your final court date, there is a good chance that your assessment will have expired as most cases do not complete to the sentencing phase until after the six months’ expiration date, thus, you must pay for another $100.00 assessment. Most of my clients tell me they are so glad they took their classes before standing before the Judge.
- If you have any aggravating factors, you want to do anything that you can that will give you some mitigating factors to help you as some mitigating factors will weigh out some aggravating factors thus giving you a better level of sentencing.
I took the DART Program or another program while in prison, will this count towards clearing my DWI charges?
- Under most circumstances if the treatment was taken after the DWI charge, we can count this and do a REVIEW of the treatment to determine if it is eligible to be counted. This is often done here at BK Professional Counseling Center and we will gladly look at your case to determine if we can go ahead and clear the DWI charge with the treatment you have already taken.
- If we can count this treatment, you will only have to have a $100 DWI Assessment and pay for any other outstanding DWI Assessments of $100.00 each including any DWLR that are applicable and incur a charge of $100.00 for the REVIEW without having to take anymore classes if we accept your classes from prison. Call today to schedule your assessment and review.
Do not hesitate to contact us through email under the contact us section to schedule an assessment or to address any questions you may have that are not covered under our FAQ section.
We are here to help you get through this process. It does not have to be a bad experience and our clients tell us they are so glad they came to us to complete their assessment and classes as it was so different than they expected. They are now very thankful they have learned their lesson and so much more than they ever thought they would learn from this charge and verbalize a desire to continue to make positive changes in their lives that they started while attending group therapy here at BKPCC.