TRAFFIC LAWDMV Hearings

WHAT WE DOLooking for a lawyer to represent you at a DMV hearing?

If your license has been suspended or permanently revoked, you may be wondering how you will get to work or school and when you will be able to drive again. Your North Carolina driver's license is considered a privilege, not a right. It is therefore up to the discretion of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) whether to reinstate your driving privileges. It is up to you, and your lawyer, to present a credible and compelling case to the hearing officer.

Experience counseling clients on DMV issues

Attorney Ronald J. Shook has years of experience in the criminal justice system. Do not risk losing your license all over again. Get an experienced attorney to represent you. Contact our Gastonia office to arrange a consultation.

The DMV has the power to revoke your license for certain traffic matters, including out of state speeding and traffic offenses, one or more driving while license revoked offenses, moving violations that occur while your license is revoked, driving while impaired, refusing chemical tests, etc. The DMV also has the authority to grant hearings to challenge the revocation and perhaps allow you to keep your privileges.

DMV may allow you to keep your license while a hearing is being scheduled only if you properly ask for a hearing. If you have received a letter from DMV, you should immediately contact this office so the proper steps can be taken to preserve your privileges.

We can demand a hearing to challenge the revocation as the law allows. Issues such as prior record, subsequent remedial endeavors and mitigating factors involved in your driving can be raised as applicable.

You can only petition for reinstatement after 10 years has passed since the date of your most recent felony habitual driving while impaired conviction. That is why it is so important that you obtain an attorney who knows how to represent you at the DMV hearing and argue on your behalf.

Traffic violation convictions include:

  • DWI
  • Habitual or multiple DWI
  • Driving with a suspended/revoked license
  • Multiple speeding tickets

Want your driver’s license reinstated?

If your driver’s license has been revoked or suspended, attorney Shook will work to get limited or full driving privileges reinstated as soon as possible. At the DMV hearing he will advocate for the reinstatement of your license by explaining your circumstances and need for a license. He can explain the conditions at the time you were charged. What were the specific circumstances of your revocation? What factors mitigate in your favor? What needs do you have now for driving?

Limited driving privileges can also be requested by revoked/suspended drivers. Reinstatement can also be done through a “motion for appropriate relief” where your cases are reopened and renegotiated to get your license reinstated.

Effective for offenses committed on or after January 1, 2012, a new statute provides for a civil revocation of a limited learner’s permit or provisional license of a person under age 18 if the person is charged with a “criminal moving violation” as defined in that statute. An example of this could be a speeding more than 15 miles over the limit or in excess of 80 mph. This new statute appears to require the officer to arrest the young motorist and bring them before the magistrate who may immediately revoke their privilege.

Contact us about a moving violation

Call 704-671-2390 or contact our Gastonia office to schedule a consultation with an experienced DMV hearings lawyer about license reinstatement. We serve clients in courts throughout Mecklenburg, Gaston and surrounding counties.

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Ronald J. Shook

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704-671-2390

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