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DWLR- License Revocations and Restorations

DWLR- License Revocations and Restorations

DWLR- License Revocations and Restorations

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 Hayes Mann in Wilmington, 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.

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

  1. Accumulation of points on your driving record
  2. Fraudulent use of a license
  3. Excessive speeding
  4. Failure to appear
  5. Child support delinquency
  6. DWI
  7. Court sentences
  8. Failure to pay fines or court fees
  9. 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.


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, it can also be restored. You may be able to avoid a conviction if you contact our law offices immediately. 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 cannot have it restored. Especially when Hayes Mann is in your corner.

Restricted/Limited Use Driver’s Licenses

What are the requirement of limited driving privileges?

  • Be able to prove that you have auto insurance.

  • Have a valid license 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 privilege has an expiration date. After that date the privileges will be void.

If you have been charged with driving during license revocation, experience counts when selecting an attorney to seek justice for you. Hayes Mann has 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 since our firm first opened. Put our skills and seasoning to work in your case. Contact us today by phone, fax, or e-mail to schedule your initial consultation.