Driving While License Revoked (DWLR)

In North Carolina, individuals vary with the importance of having a driver's license. It is privilege that is often taken for granted until it is suspended or revoked. The ability to freely travel in order to get to work, provide for your family and to be self-sustainable shows how important it is for an individual to have a driver's license. If you are charged with Driving While your License is Revoked (also referred to as DWLR) it can be a very uneasy situation. This is a very serious charge and could have a ton of consequences in your ability to obtain a license.

The reason of why your North Carolina Driver's License may be suspended or revoked can be caused by a variety of different reasons, including but not limited to: accumulation of points on your driving record, fradulent use of a license, DWI, Failure to Appear, Failure to Pay Fine, Court Sentences, or Excessive Speeding. If your license is suspended or revoked it is important to know the reason of why your license is revoked. Our attorneys know how to help get your license reinstated.

Generally, a conviction for driving while license is revoked in North Carolina is a Class 3 Misdemeanor, which carries a fine of $200 and up to 20 days in jail. Although, it may seem like the punishment is minimal there are very drastic DMV consequences for being convicted of Driving While License Revoked. If you are convicted of Driving While License is Revoked (DWLR) the penalties are the following:

  • Convicted of your First DWLR results in a One-Year Suspension
  • Convicted of your Second DWLR results in a Two-Year Suspension
  • Convicted of your Third or subsequent DWLR results in Permanent Revocation
  • Driving While License Revoked charge can be very devasting to your driving privileges and should not be taken lightly or for granted.

    If your license is Permanent Revoked then in order to obtain driving privileges you must request a hearing from the DMV.


    Arrested or cited for Driving While License is Revoked (DWLR)? Hall & Dixon Law PLLC can help. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of North Carolina's Driving While License is Revoked (DWLR) laws. We'll examine the details of your case carefully and make sure all proper procedure was followed during your arrest or citation. If we find any evidence that can be used in support of your defense, we'll make note of it and present it in court.

    You can rely on us to negotiate with the judge on your behalf and do everything possible to reduce the effects of a conviction. Schedule a consultation for your Driving While License is Revoked (DWLR) charge by calling 704-993-6825.

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