Importance of Restoring Your Driving Privileges
Driving allows many to get to work, the grocery store, and care for their children.
If your driving privileges have been revoked, North Carolina doesn’t have the most robust mass transit system, so your entire way of life may upend, and needing your driving privileges back is essential.
Driving with a revoked license is a terrible idea — Police cars have software that runs license plates and reports back to the officer if the car’s registered owner does not have a valid driver’s license. So even if while driving you aren’t committing any offense, the police will still be able to pull you over for driving with a suspended license, making matters worse.
How Do I Get My Driver’s License Restored?
The best way to restore your driving privileges is to work with an experienced attorney who can compellingly plead your case.
How your attorney goes about restoring your license will depend on why the court revoked it.
If you received a traffic fine for a driving offense, such as speeding, you need to pay the penalty when found guilty. Failure to pay after 20 days results in a revocation of your license, and your license will remain revoked at least until you pay it.
Another way a court may revoke your license is if you accumulate too many infractions over time, such as texting while driving, speeding, or running a red light.
If a court revoked your license because of a DWI or DUI, you might need first to complete necessary alcohol treatment and driving school to regain your driving privileges. In some cases, your legal team may be able to gain you an ignition interlock device that will allow you to drive certain places, such as work or school.
What Should I Do If My License Has Been Suspended?
If your license has been suspended, call Fay, Grafton & Nunez’s offices right away. Our legal team offers complimentary consultations to help you get started in cleaning up your driving record and getting you back on the road.
The good news is that we can fix most driving records. You can either send our legal team your driving record or ask us to do that for you. We understand the urgency behind driving in North Carolina and will help you complete the necessary steps to regain driving access, petition the DMV, and show the court you’re not a danger to society behind the wheel.