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Lawyers in Wake County Helping Restore Your Driving Privileges After a DWI Conviction

Getting your driving privileges restored once they have been revoked or suspended can be a long and difficult process. If you or someone you love is facing such a situation, it is understandable that you might be overwhelmed, confused, and uncertain about your rights and your responsibilities during the process. The good news is that you do not have to manage the situation alone. The knowledgeable driver's license restoration lawyers at the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC are ready to help you get your driving privileges reinstated so that you can be back on the road and back to your normal life.

Suspension of Driving Privileges in North Carolina

There are many different reasons why the state of North Carolina might suspend or revoke your driver's license. Among the most common are suspensions related to driving while impaired (DWI). The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all suspensions and revocations in the state. The DMV has also established guidelines for granting driving relief, as well as for procedures for getting your license back. Some relief programs, including conditional restoration and the ignition interlock device program, are made available in many cases—especially for first-time offenders. Those with multiple DWI convictions, however, often have a much tougher time getting back on the road. Whatever situation you may be facing, our lawyers will help you understand your available options.

North Carolina law provides mandatory minimum periods of suspension for a conviction on DWI charges. A first conviction will result in a one-year suspension, while a second conviction in three years will lead to a four-year license suspension. A third conviction in five years will result in the permanent revocation of your driver's license.

Options for Getting Your License Back

Depending on your situation, you may have a few options for restoring your driving privileges. Your first option is to wait for your suspension period to expire and then reapply for a license. You will need to pay a restoration fee of $100 and meet all of the requirements of getting your license back, which may include participation in an alcohol assessment or treatment program and the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.

If you have been ordered to serve a four-year suspension or you have had your license permanently revoked, you could obtain a conditional restoration of your driving privileges. The criteria for obtaining a conditional restoration include:

  • You must serve at least two years of your revocation.
  • You must not have been convicted of an alcohol, drug, or motor vehicle violation during your revocation.
  • You are not abusing alcohol or prescription drugs.
  • You are not using any illegal drugs.

As part of your conditional restoration, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. You may also be subject to blood-alcohol content (BAC) restrictions when driving on your conditionally restored license. The level of restriction will depend on the details of the conviction that led to your suspension and your prior DWI history.

Trusted Johnston County License Reinstatement Attorneys

At the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys understand how important it is for you to get back on the road after a DWI-related license suspension. We also realize that the process can be complicated and may require a DMV restoration hearing. Our lawyers will work with you in preparing for your hearing, which generally involves gathering documentation and finding witnesses to vouch for your sobriety and good character. We will be at your side every step of the way, no matter how complicated your case may be.

Contact Our Team Today

If your license has been suspended due to a DWI conviction in North Carolina, contact our office for help. Call 1-844-YO-PELEO or 919-989-3000 to schedule your free, confidential consultation with a member of our team today. Our attorneys serve clients in Wake County, Johnston County, Mecklenburg County, and the neighboring areas. Hablamos Espanol.

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