DWLR – License Revocations and Restorations

Greensboro DWLR – License Revocation Lawyers

You may not know how important your driver’s license is until you potentially are in danger of losing it.

At the Law Firm of Schlosser & Pritchett in Greensboro, our traffic and DUI/DWI clients’ freedom of movement is important to us—not just as customers for our firm, but as productive members of society who must be mobile in order to fulfill constructive responsibilities to themselves, their employers, and their families.

Causes of License Revocations

The DMV is granted the final decision to suspend your license. They can decide to take it for a DWI conviction, excess points on your driving record or for a variety of traffic violations. On occasion your license can be suspended and you are not aware of it — especially if you live out of state.

There are a variety of reasons your North Carolina driver’s license may have been suspended/revoked:

  • Accumulation of points on your driving record
  • Fraudulent use of a license
  • Excessive speeding
  • Failure to Appear
  • Child support delinquency
  • DWI
  • Court sentences
  • Failure to pay fines or court fees
  • Hit and Run

Regardless of why the court suspended your license, even if you maintain you are innocent of the original charge, you cannot drive on a revoked or suspended license.

Mysteries of DWLR

Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) charges in North Carolina can be extremely confusing to the typical driver. Most people don’t realize that even if your license is revoked, it can also be restored. You may be able to avoid a conviction if you contact our law offices immediately.

DWLR is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Here is the DWLR procedure, from first through third convictions for driving while a license is revoked:

  • First conviction – Your license will be suspended for one year.
  • Second conviction – Your license will be suspended for two years.
  • Third conviction – Your license will be permanently revoked.

Even if your license is revoked, the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will allow you to have a hearing before that revocation period has concluded. Just because your license is permanently revoked does not mean you can’t have it restored. Especially when our experienced DWLR attorneys at Schlosser & Pritchett are in your corner.

Restricted/Limited Use Driver’s Licenses

Under North Carolina law, people who have had their license revoked may qualify for a restricted, limited use driver’s license. This restricted license gives you the legal right to operate an automobile under particular circumstances and for specific times. Individual terms may vary, but generally speaking a limited use driver’s license can be used:

  • To drive back and forth from work.
  • To drive back and forth from school.
  • To drive back and forth from medical visits.
  • To drive as needed for household maintenance.
  • To drive back and forth from court-mandated responsibilities (i.e. receiving treatment for drugs or alcohol, or performing community service)

Criteria for qualifications depend on the number of DUI charges on your record, whether the DUI was a regular or extreme example, and whether it was charged as a felony.

You may file a request for a restricted license from the DMV after a period of time. If revoked for ninety days, you may petition the hearings officer for a restricted license.

What are the requirements of limited driving privileges?

  • Be able to prove that you have auto insurance.
  • Have a valid license (i.e. one that has not been revoked) in your possession when you are convicted. An expired license is acceptable if it expired less than a year ago.
  • Have your original limited driving privilege with you every single time you drive.
  • Only one state of revocation is allowed. In other words, if you have more than one suspension at the same time, your limited driving privileges will be void.

Additionally, it is important to note that every limited driving privilege has an expiration date. After that date the privilege ends.

Schlosser & Pritchett – Dependable Greensboro Driving While License Revoked Attorneys

If you have been charged with driving during license revocation, experience counts when selecting an attorney to seek justice for you. As criminal defense attorneys, the Greensboro DWLR attorneys at Schlosser & Pritchett have had success in getting the license suspension time period reduced or suspended so our clients don’t have to cope with any additional license revocation time. We will sit down with you and thoroughly review your driving record and explain the reasons for your revocation and the steps you can take to end the suspensions.

We have been making a difference in the lives of unjustly accused North Carolinians for twenty-five years. Put our skills and seasoning to work in your case. Contact us today by phone, fax, or e-mail to schedule your initial consultation.

Call 336.292.4076 or use the convenient online form at the right of the page to submit your information, and we will contact you promptly.