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Driving While License Revoked

Driving While License Revoked

Revoked driver licenses are one of the most confusing things to handle in District Court. Part of the reason is it requires dealing with two government entities, DMV and the court system. Both entities have requirements before you can get your license back, but those requirements can contradict each other and make it harder for you to do so. Before doing anything, it is important to know why you were revoked. You can figure this out by contacting DMV at 919-715-7000, obtaining your driving record at DMV Headquarters for $8.00, or by discussing your case with us.

Many people think once you have your license, the DA will dismiss a DWLR charge. This is not the case. Because you were revoked when you got the charge, you can be convicted of DWLR, even if you have your license back. And if convicted, your license will be suspended again. Sometimes the DA will offer to reduce the DWLR charge, but a conviction for any moving violation that occurred during a period of suspension will also result in a further suspension.

Even if you clear up the reasons you are revoked, a first conviction for Driving While License Revoked or any moving violation that occurred while revoked, will suspend your license for one year, a second conviction for two years, and a third conviction will result in a permanent conviction (but may be lifted after three years if certain conditions are met). If you currently find yourself in this situation, we still may be able to help. Give us a call to see what we can do about getting you driving again.