Driving while License is Suspended or Revoked in North Carolina

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Driving While License Suspended or Revoked

Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer in Charlotte

Driving while your license is suspended or revoked is one of the more common types of criminal traffic violations. It can also have serious consequences.

The reason why your license had been suspended could include:

  • you failed to appear in court
  • you failed to pay fines related to traffic offenses
  • you received too many points on your license over the past 3 years.
  • you were convicted of allowing the fraudulent use of a driver's license
  • you were twice convicted (within the last 12 months) of speeding over 55 mph and less than 80 mph
  • you were convicted (within the last 12 months) of one speeding over 55 mph and less than 80 mph and one reckless driving
  • you were convicted of speeding over 75 mph on a road with a speed limit of less than 70 mph
  • you were convicted of speeding over 80 mph on a road with a speed limit of 70 mph
  • your driving violated the terms of previously entered suspended sentence
  • you refused to be tested when pulled over for DWI (driving while intoxicated)
  • you were convicted of DWI
  • you were convicted of other criminal offenses related to driving (i.e. manslaughter, negligent homicide or other felony wherein a vehicle was used)

Convictions for driving while your license is suspended or revoked could include the following penalties:

  • jail time
  • revocation of your license
  • large fine
  • points on your license
  • higher insurance premiums

However, there are legal defenses to charges for driving while license is suspended or revoked. Additionally, our experienced traffic defense attorneys are often able negotiate with the court to get you a limited driving privilege. This could enable you to keep your job and continue providing for your family!

If you have been charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked in Charlotte, contact Saffa Law Group for your free consultation.