Driving With License Revoked (DWLR)

The ability to legally operate a vehicle in the state of North Carolina is a privilege granted by the state, and that privilege can be taken away for violating state law. You may have lost your license because of a DWI or you may have gotten one too many speeding tickets. No matter the reason for the revocation, we all depend upon the mobility of an automobile to get to work and take care of our families, and the loss of driving privileges impacts us significantly. Commercial vehicle operators suffer severe ramifications due to the revocation of their drivers' licenses.  However, most individuals face a significant impact on their family's quality of life due to a license revocation, regardless of their occupation.   

There are two major classes of DWLR charges in N.C.:

  • DWLR - N.C.G.S - 20-28(A)
  • DWLR For DWI -N.C.G.S - 20-28(A)(1)

North Carolina utilizes a point system for moving violations that applies a certain number of points to your license depending upon the violation. It is important to understand that by paying a traffic citation, you are pleading guilty to the offense. Once you have accumulated a certain number of points on your license, your driving privileges are suspended. After the accumulation of enough points, the Department of Motor Vehicles will revoke (suspend) your license. North Carolina can also suspend your license for a variety of reasons including:

  • Speeding more than 15 miles per hour (mph) over the speed limit
  • Two speeding convictions of more than 55 mph within a year of each other
  • A speeding conviction of more than 55 mph and a reckless driving conviction within one year of each other
  • Willfully racing with another vehicle
  • Conviction for speeding over 75 mph
  • DWI (1 year - 1st offense - may be eligible for limited driving privilege)
  • Driving After Consuming <21 (1 year - may be eligible for limited driving privilege)

Potential consequences of pleading guilty to a moving violation include: resulting points on your license / insurance, loss of your driver's license, fines / costs, and jail time.  Therefore, it is important to consult a knowledgeable traffic attorney regarding your rights. Even if your license has already been revoked or suspended, you may be able to retrieve your privilege quickly with the aid of a trained advocate.

The Shumate Law Offices has helped many clients avoid license suspension.  Mr. Shumate has helped numerous other individuals regain their license.  Chris  is a talented attorney whose knowledge of the law and creative problem solving skills offers you unique solutions. Regardless of when or why your license was revoked, you should promptly contact our office for a free consultation to determine how we can assist you.

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