Driver’s License Issues and Violations
Legal issues that suspend your driver’s license or result in unaffordable insurance rates make life complicated. A Charlotte traffic violations lawyer at The Law Offices of Estwanik & May, PLLC can help protect your legal rights when threatened with license suspension or revocation.
Having a driver’s license is a privilege gained by passing tests and maintained by following the state’s rules of the road. Certain professions require specialized licenses to operate certain types of vehicles, such as large trucks. If you lose your driving privileges, your life changes dramatically. If you operate a vehicle without one, you face increasingly severe penalties.
Types of license issues
The Law Offices of Estwanik & May, PLLC, is experienced with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles and the related laws that affect your license and insurance. Our Charlotte traffic violations law firm can help with the following license issues:
– Driving While License Revoked (DWLR). License revocation ends driving privileges. Reasons for license revocation include DWI, excessive speeding violations, failure to appear in court, transporting open alcohol containers, stealing gasoline, and certain felony convictions. A first offense DWLR is a class one misdemeanor and can result in an additional year of revocation, two years if a second DWLR, and permanent revocation for third or subsequent DWLR violations.
– Suspended Driver’s License. License suspension is temporary loss of driving privilege for a certain period of time.
– No Operator’s License (NOL). Driving without a license is a violation of North Carolina statute 20-35 and is a class two misdemeanor.
– Commercial Drivers’ License violations (CDL). Commercial drivers face double penalties for moving violations and a suspended or revoked license can be permanent, resulting in job loss.
– Driver’s license restoration. Reasons for suspension or revocation limit your ability to obtain a new license or restore a suspended license, but effective legal guidance can often help you overcome obstacles.