If a judge suspends your license as punishment for a DUI, DWI, or excessive traffic violation, a license suspension can throw your entire life into chaos. Many rely on driving to work, grocery shop, and caring for their children or family members.
The key to avoiding this upheaval is working with an experienced attorney not to get your license suspended.
What Are Causes For License Suspension?
Before you can avoid license suspension, it’s essential to understand what infractions may cause a court to revoke your driver’s license.
In North Carolina, if you:
- Accumulate too many points for traffic violations over three years
- Exceed the speed limit by more than 15 mph
- Refuse a breath test
- Drive while impaired (DWI) also known as (Driving Under the Influence)
- Race and reckless drive
- Fail to carry liability insurance
- Other various traffic violations
How long a judge may suspend your license will depend on the severity of the infraction and any previous marks against your record.
How Do I Avoid License Suspension?
To avoid a license suspension after committing one of the above infractions, reach out to the Knox Law Center right away. An experienced traffic violation and criminal defense attorney can work with prosecutors and DMV officers to minimize your overall punishment.
The best way to avoid a license suspension is to keep your traffic infraction points down and not receive any tickets. But if you do get access, most states allow drivers to complete traffic school or a defensive driving school for first violations within a certain period of time.
Your options will range from settling to being granted a limited driving permit that allows you to drive to certain places, such as work, called a “hardship license.” If you were convicted of a DUI/DWI, the court might require an ignition interlock device (IID) on your car to allow you to continue driving.
The Knox Law Center attorneys will work to show you are not a danger to society, and a license suspension would cause undue hardship on your life. Come prepared for your complimentary consultation with any records you have because your previous actions will affect a license suspension.
If you already had your license suspended, the Know Law Center can help, too. Reach out to our offices right away for a free consultation to discuss your case.