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Driving While License Revoked (DWLR)

Experienced Charlotte Criminal Defense Lawyers Skillfully Representing Clients Facing Serious Traffic Offenses Driving While License Revoked (DWLR)

The ability to get in the car and drive to where we need to go is something most of us rely on. Yet, it can be hard to truly appreciate how important your driving privileges are until that right has been stripped away. So, if your license was suspended, it’s tempting to get behind the wheel. Perhaps you need a license so you can get to work, take your children to school, or make it to your medical appointments. Regardless of the reason, driving while license revoked (DWLR) is a serious charge. Not only can a DWLR impose an additional license suspension, but it could also have a negative impact on every aspect of your life—including a period of incarceration.

At The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, our Charlotte DWLR attorneys have decades of experience defending the rights and privileges of good people charged with serious traffic violations. We recognize what’s on the line in a DWLR case and will do everything possible to ensure that your charges have as little impact on your life as possible.

How Can a Traffic Offense Lawyer Help if I’m Cited for Driving While License Revoked (DWLR)?

At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the severity of DWLR charges and how they can affect your life. Our firm has handled many DWLR in Charlotte, and knows the best defenses, when they apply, and how to use them in a compelling way to mitigate your responsibility. For example, you may be able to challenge the traffic stop if an officer pulled you over without legal justification; otherwise, we may be able to negotiate the charges down to a non-criminal traffic offense.

In some circumstances, we may ask the judge for a prayer for judgment continued or PJC, if your record allows. Every case is unique, and we will cater our representation according to what you tell us is important. When you bring the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, on board your case, we will dedicate ourselves to finding the best possible resolution.

When Will North Carolina Suspend Your Driver’s License?

There are several reasons why the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) may suspend your driver’s license, including but not limited to:

  • Failure to pay court-ordered child support;
  • Too many points on your driving record;
  • Speeding;
  • DWI;
  • Hit and run;
  • Failure to appear at a court date; and
  • Failure to pay court fines.

Regardless of the reason, dealing with a revoked license can feel like an impossibility, which is why so many people drive on a revoked license. However, doing so opens you up to criminal liability.

How Serious is Driving with a Revoked License in North Carolina?

A DWLR is a Class 1 misdemeanor offense in North Carolina and can lead to jail time in certain circumstances. Of course, your specific sentence depends on your criminal history. However, it is important to understand that if you are convicted on a first-time DWLR, your license will be suspended for one year. A second DWLR conviction will result in a two-year suspension. These suspension periods are in addition to any other suspension you previously incurred.

Speak with a Charlotte Traffic Ticket Lawyer About Your Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) Charges

If you are facing a criminal charge for a DWLR or any other criminal offense, contact the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, right away. We offer free consultations where we can answer any questions that you may have, and we can help you tailor an effective defense strategy. Our Charlotte traffic lawyers have successfully handled countless cases for clients who were charged with driving on a revoked license. Contact a Charlotte traffic offense attorney or Concord DWLR lawyer from the firm right away to learn about your possible defenses! We offer free consultations, so there is no risk in calling. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call 704-405-2850, or connect with us through our secure online contact form.

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