DWI North Carolina

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Mark S.'s Comment
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My stepson just landed a dream job, and they are requiring a CDL. When he started the process, an open case from 7 years ago came up in North Carolina. It was a DWI from his time in the Marines. I have tried attorneys in the area to no success. He thought this was handled by an attorney at the time, but it was not. It has never gone to court, and until he applied for the CDL , he had no clue it existed. He has a valid drivers license in Illinois.

Any thoughts would be appreciated

Thanks

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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How can he think it was handled and then have no clue it exists? He may have a warrant in NC for not showing, I'd start by checking with the state and seeing what they say.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Turtle's Comment
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Indeed, the first and only step right now is to contact NC, and found out what needs to be done.

When I applied for my CLP , I learned there was a speeding ticket I received in NC some 18 yrs ago that was never closed due to an unpaid surcharge I was unaware of. That holdup prevented me from getting my permit until it was resolved. A few phone calls, and I had it taken care of.

Give them a call and go from there. Good luck.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

PackRat's Comment
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As far as I know, any DUI or DWI is a mandatory court appearance, in person, by the accused. Seems there may be some more details than posted by the OP.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Wildone's Comment
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My stepson just landed a dream job, and they are requiring a CDL. When he started the process, an open case from 7 years ago came up in North Carolina. It was a DWI from his time in the Marines. I have tried attorneys in the area to no success. He thought this was handled by an attorney at the time, but it was not. It has never gone to court, and until he applied for the CDL , he had no clue it existed. He has a valid drivers license in Illinois.

Any thoughts would be appreciated

Thanks

When I went to school my roommate had a similar issue. He contacted the local court and then the officer. He got it taken care of and continue on. Good luck sticky situation

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Rainy 's Comment
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Was it a civilian issue or on military property?

Did his command get invovled or something? My ex was a Staff Sgt and often dealt with his mens' DUIs and that type of issues.

I think your stepson needs to resolve this himself. Too much you may not know about. He is a Marine so a grown man. Good luck

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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