Reinstating a DWI Suspended License in North Carolina
Drunk Driving Defense from Fayetteville DWI Lawyers
If you were convicted for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in the state
of North Carolina, your driving privileges can be revoked, and you will
have to apply for reinstatement once the suspension period has been fulfilled.
After the suspension period has ended, the driver charged with a DWI will
have to complete specific steps in order to reinstate his or her license.
It is important to closely follow this process because the penalties for
driving on a suspended license can be severe.
Steps to License Restoration
Reinstatement of a license will require you to retake the driving tests
if your license has been suspended for more than a year. Tests for reinstatement
include the vision test, knowledge test and road test. Your license will
remain either suspended or revoked if you do not complete the steps to
Fayetteville DWI lawyer from our firm can help you through the process so that you can get back
into the driver's seat with confidence. An attorney from the Plyler
Law Firm, P.A. can provide you with all the information you need to know
and the legal guidance your situation requires.
Once you have served your suspension time after being convicted of DWI,
you will need to provide proof to the DMV that you enrolled in an alcohol
safety school if that is a requirement of your charge. You will need to
pay the $75 reinstatement fee and all court fines. After all of the fines
and other specific requirements have been fulfilled, you can reapply for
your license. If you pass all tests, your license and privilege to drive
will be reinstated.
In many cases, reinstating a license will require proof of car insurance.
Before the DMV will
reinstate your driver's license, they will demand an
SR-22, which is proof of financial responsibility. After reinstatement, you
will have to carry SR-22 insurance coverage for three years. Your insurance
provider has a responsibility to inform the North Carolina DMV of any
lapse in SR-22 coverage. If your penalty for a DWI included the installation
of an ignition interlock device (IID), you will have to provide proof
to the DMV that the device is in your car.
Whether you have been convicted of a
first-time DWI or you have been charged with
multiple offenses, it is important to know the process and take the steps to properly reinstate
your license. Mandatory revocation periods will depend on the number of
offenses committed. For a first- offense DWI, your license will be revoked
for at least one year. Our firm can help you pursue your best interest
and help you start driving once again.
Contact us today for the legal assistance you deserve!