In the state of North Carolina, the DMV has the authority to suspend your license. However, you may be fortunate enough to be able to fight the DMV at a hearing to stay on the road or have your license reinstated. It is strongly advised that an experienced DMV Attorney handles your case.
At the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel no matter what type of hearing you have, our experienced DMV attorneys know how help prepare you and fight to keep your license or to reinstate your driving privileges. We will work tirelessly to fight for the best possible outcome.
Types of DMV Hearings
There are a few different types of DMV hearings one could obtain.
- DMV Medical Hearing: Your license can be revoked as a result of a medical condition, such as diabetes or epilepsy. If you can obtain a DMV medical hearing and prove that you will be a safe and responsible driver, then your license may be reinstated.
- Driving While License Revoked Hearing: After three or more moving violations, the DMV will revoke your license permanently.
- DWI Restoration Hearing: In the state of North Carolina, your DMV charge could be over a number of things. Anything from a speeding ticket to a serious DWI, in most situations you should be able to obtain a restoration hearing after a certain amount of time has passed. When you do, make sure an experienced attorney is by your side.
- DWI Refusal Hearing: When you receive your license, you agree to take a breath test if faced with a DWI charge. There are serious penalties for refusing to take the breath test. DMV refusal hearings are tricky, but can be won if there can be sufficient evidence showing that you did not actually refuse the test.
Consequences to Multiple DWI’s
First DWI: After your first conviction of DWI your driver’s license is automatically revoked for one year. Typically your attorney will be able to get you a limited driving privilege in court after your plead guilty or are found guilty for your first offense.
Second DWI: Being convicted of a second DWI in the state of NC will result in a four year loss of your license. However, with the help of an attorney, there is hope to have a restoration hearing after two years. You must have completed a substance abuse program and shown significant steps of improvement.
Third DWI: If all the charges are within 10 years, then your license is permanently revoked. There is an opportunity for a restoration hearing after some time has passed.
Habitual Offender: After your fourth accident, you are considered a habitual offender. This will generally result in maximum fines, punishment, and incarceration time for any offense.
Law Firm Located in Raleigh, NC
Our main office is located at 2401 Weston Parkway in Cary, NC off exit 287. However, we also have another location in Apex, NC.
The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC
At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel we handle Wake County DMV cases as well as misdemeanor criminal charges and low level felony charges in Wake County. We strongly advise talking with an attorney to discuss your possible options and to ensure your charges are handled in an appropriate manner. If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer or a Raleigh DMV Lawyer contact Attorney Kristi Haddock, or Melissa Botiglione at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.