Frequently Asked DWI Questions
How long has Absolute Advocacy been providing DWI services?
Absolute Advocacy began providing DWI services in 2011. Since 2011 we've helped thousands of individuals regain their driving privilege and recover after a DWI charge. We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible experience, helping them move on with their lives after a DWI or substance abuse charge.
Where is Absolute Advocacy located?
Absolute Advocacy currently has locations in Charlotte, and Concord North Carolina. Our Charlotte office is located in the University Area.
1977 J N Pease Place
Charlotte, NC 28262
Our Concord office is located in Historic Downtown Concord approximately one block from the Court House.
51 Union Street South
Concord, NC 28025
How much does a DWI Assessment cost?
The fee for a DWI Assessment is $100. That fee is set by the state of North Carolina.
I completed my DWI Assessment. How long can I wait before starting the recommended treatment or education?
Your DWI Assessment is valid for six months starting from the date that you were assessed. This means that if you don't begin your classes within six months of the assessment date, the assessment will "expire" and you will have to go through the entire assessment process again.
I did an assessment for my DWI and was recommended for the ADETS class. What is ADETS and how long is it?
ADETS stands for Alcohol Drug Education Traffic School and is one of the services that Absolute Advocacy provide. The program is 16 hours that is completed over five days (Monday - Friday).
You can find more information about our ADETS program by visiting the following page:
Can I sign up for online classes for a DWI in North Carolina.
No. All North Carolina DWI services, including assessment and classes, must be conducted in person at a state certified DWI facility.
I received a DWI in North Carolina and have since moved out of state. The North Carolina DMV said I need a E508 form to clear my DWI. What is an E508 and how do I get one?
The e508 form is an electronic verification that is sent to the North Carolina DMV that certifies that an individual has successfully met North Carolina's DWI requirements. You will need to complete a substance abuse assessment and treatment prior to the e508 being submitted to the North Carolina DMV.
Even though you no longer live North Carolina you can still meet the North Carolina DMV requirements in the state that you currently reside. That process is called an "Out of State Review" and is one of the services that Absolute Advocacy specializes in. You can read more about out of state DWIs here: https://www.absoluteadvocacy.org/dwi-help/out-of-state-dwi-dui-charge-in-north-carolina/
What documents do I need to bring to my DWI Assessment?
You will need to bring a copy of your citation and breathalyzer report. You will also need a copy of your driving record(s). In the event that you don't have the required documents we will help you to retrieve them.
Does getting a DWI mean I’m a bad person?
No. You're not a bad person because of a DWI. You just made a bad decision.
I did my alcohol assessment somewhere else but would prefer to do my DWI classes at Absolute Advocacy. How do I sign up or register for classes at Absolute Advocacy?
Give us a call and we will schedule your class.